King James Version3 John1

3 John

1 The el­der unto the well­beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest pros­per and be in health, even as thy soul pros­pereth. 3 For I re­joiced great­ly, when the brethren came and tes­ti­fied of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walk­est in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my chil­dren walk in truth. 5 Beloved, thou doest faith­ful­ly what­so­ev­er thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; 6 Which have borne wit­ness of thy char­i­ty be­fore the church: whom if thou bring for­ward on their jour­ney af­ter a god­ly sort, thou shalt do well: 7 Be­cause that for his name's sake they went forth, tak­ing noth­ing of the Gen­tiles. 8 We there­fore ought to re­ceive such, that we might be fel­lowhelpers to the truth. 9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre­em­i­nence among them, re­ceiveth us not. 10 Where­fore, if I come, I will re­mem­ber his deeds which he doeth, prat­ing against us with ma­li­cious words: and not con­tent there­with, nei­ther doth he him­self re­ceive the brethren, and for­bid­deth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 11 Beloved, fol­low not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. 12 Demetrius hath good re­port of all men, and of the truth it­self: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true. 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: 14 But I trust I shall short­ly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.