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3 John 11

11 Beloved, jdo not imitate evil but imitate good. kWhoever does good is from God; lwhoever does evil has not seen God.

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3 John 11 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

3 John 11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.

3 John 11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known God.

3 John 11 — American Standard Version (ASV)

11 Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

3 John 11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Dear friend, never imitate evil, but imitate good. The person who does good is from God. The person who does evil has never seen God. 

3 John 11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

11 Dear friend, don’t be like those who do evil. Be like those who do good. Anyone who does what is good belongs to God. Anyone who does what is evil hasn’t really seen or known God.

3 John 11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.