3 John

3 John

Greeting to Gaius

The Elder,

To the beloved Gaius, awhom I love in truth:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I brejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater cjoy than to hear that dmy children walk in 1truth.

Gaius Commended for Generosity

Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren 2and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, because they went forth for His name’s sake, etaking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to freceive 3such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

Diotrephes and Demetrius

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, gprating 4against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.

11 Beloved, hdo not imitate what is evil, but what is good. iHe who does good is of God, 5but he who does evil has not seen jGod.

12 Demetrius khas a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also 6bear witness, land you know that our testimony is true.

Farewell Greeting

13 mI had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.

Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

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