Diotrephes (Di-ot´ruh-feez)

Church leader mentioned (unfavorably) only in (John 3:9-10). He “likes to put himself first,” rejects the authority of the letter’s author, and refuses to receive the latter’s emissaries, ejecting from the church those who do.

John 3:9-10

9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

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