3 John 1:3-12 - Support And Opposition

3 John 1:3-12 - Support And Opposition

3 For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers; 6 and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.

9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.

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. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

2 John 1:7-11 - Reject Teachers Who Don'T Teach What Christ Taught

3 John 1:9-12 - Diotrephes And Demetrius

3 John 1:3-12 - Support And Opposition

Jude 1:1-2 - Greetings From Jude

Definitions of support

Noun

1

a thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright.

the best support for a camera is a tripod

Synonyms:

pillar post prop upright crutch plinth brace buttress base substructure foundation underpinning

2

material assistance.

he urged that military support be sent to protect humanitarian convoys

Synonyms:

maintenance keep sustenance subsistence alimony contributions backing donations money subsidy funding funds finance capital backing help assistance aid endorsement approval votes patronage advocacy backing promotion championship espousal defense recommendation

Verb

1

bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

the dome was supported by a hundred white columns

Synonyms:

hold up bear carry prop up keep up brace shore up underpin buttress reinforce undergird

Synonyms of support

Noun

pillar maintenance encouragement comfort contributions backing advocacy accompaniment supporting reenforcement financial backing livelihood documentation

Verb

hold up provide for comfort substantiate help back advocate back up endure subscribe corroborate underpin plump for defend patronage

Definitions of opposition

Noun

1

resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument.

there was considerable opposition to the proposal

Synonyms:

resistance hostility antagonism enmity antipathy objection dissent disapproval criticism demurral defiance noncompliance obstruction

Synonyms of opposition

Noun

resistance opponents conflict opposite foe confrontation oppositeness