3 John 1:9

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Diotrephes.doth not receive us, nor those we recommend, but prattles and talks against me. We know no more of this man, nor of Demetrius, of whom St. John gives so favourable a character. (Witham) It see meth, saith Ven. Bede, that he was an arch heretic, or proud sect master upomneso. I will rebuke them, and make them known to be wicked. (Ven. Bede) ...

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Diotrephes, who loveth: This man seemeth to be in power, but not a friend to the faithful; therefore this part of the letter might be an admonition to him from the apostle.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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