1 The elder to Gaius the beloved one, whom I love in truth.
2 O beloved one, concerning all things I wish thee to prosper and to be in health, even as prospers thee the life.
3 I rejoiced for greatly, coming brethren and testifying of the in the truth, even as thou in truth walkest.
4 Greater of these not I have joy, that I hear the my children in truth walking.
5 O beloved one, faithfully thou doest whatever thou mayest work for the brethren and in the strangers,
6 these bore testimony of thee to the love in presence of congregation; whom well thou wilt do having sent forward worthily of the God.
7 On behalf for of the name they went forth, nothing receiving from the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive the such like ones, that coworkers we may become in the truth.
9 I wrote to the congregation; but the one loving to be first of them Diotrephes not receives us.
10 On account of this, if I come, I will remember of him the works which he does, with words evil prating against us; and not being satisfied in these things, not even he receives the brethren, and those wishing he forbids, and out of the congregation he casts.
11 O beloved one, not do thou imitate the evil thing, but the good thing. The one doing good, of the God is; the one doing evil, not has seen the God.
12 Demetrius has been testified to by all, and by herself the truth; also we and testify, and you know, that the testimony of us true is.
13 Many things I had to write, but not I wish by means of ink and pen to thee to write;
14 I hop but immediately to see thee, and mouth to mouth we will speak.
15 Peace to thee. Salute thee the friends; do thou salute the friends by name.