|3 John 1 |
1 The elder, to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish that in all things you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even that you walk in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, you act faithfully whenever you do something for the brothers and for strangers.
6 They have borne witness before the church of your love. If you send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well,
7 Because for his name's sake they have gone out, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to support such people, so that we might be fellow helpers in the truth.
9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not accept us.
10 Therefore, if I come I will call attention to what he does, talking against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brothers, and forbids those who would welcome them, and casts them out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not follow that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God; but he who does evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius has a good report from all men, and from the truth itself; yes, and we also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
13 I had many things to write, but I will not write to you with ink and pen;
14 But I hope I will see you shortly, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.