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Chapter 1: Verse 2
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|A comparison of various English translations and the sources they are derived from.|
Most dere brothir, of alle thingis Y make preyer, that thou entre, and fare welefuly, as thi soule doith welefuli.
1769 King James Version
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.
Wel-beloved I wisshe in all thynges thatt thou prosperedest and faredest well, even as thy soule prospereth.
Beloved, above all I pray that you fare well, and are healthy, even as your soul fares well.
- 1:2 The word used here for soul 'ψυχή' is used in other places in the epistles of John as 'life', see 1 John 3:16 (among others). Thus I'm not sure what word is better here.