3rd John


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1:1 The elder unto the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth.

1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

1:5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatsoever you do to the brethren, and to strangers;

1:6 Which have borne witness of your love (o. agape) before the church: whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shall do well:

1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow-helpers to the truth.

1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, babbling against us with malicious words: (o. logos) and not content therewith, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and forbids them that would, and casts them out of the church.

1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and all of you know that our record is true.

1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto you:

1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.