3 John 1 Summary - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary
T H I R D J O H N.
In this epistle the apostle congratulates Gaius upon the prosperity of his soul (3Jn 1:1; 3Jn 1:2), upon the fame he had among good Christians (3Jn 1:3; 3Jn 1:4), and upon his charity and hospitality to the servants of Christ, 3Jn 1:5; 3Jn 1:6. He complains of contemptuous treatment by an ambitious Diotrephes, (3Jn 1:9; 3Jn 1:10), recommends Demetrius, (ver. 12), and expresses his hope of visiting Gaius shortly, 3Jn 1:13; 3Jn 1:14.
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Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary
Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) was a Presbyterian minister in England who began his commentary on the Bible in 1704. He completed his work up to the end of Acts before his death. Afterwards, his ministerial friends completed the work from Henry’s notes and writings.