1 The elder, unto Gaius the beloved, whom, I, love in truth.
2 Beloved! concerning all things, I pray thou mayest be prospering, and be in health, even as, thy soul, is prospering,
3 For I rejoiced exceedingly, at brethren coming and bearing witness unto thy truth,even as, thou, in truth, art walking.
4 I have no, greater, favour than these things, that I should be hearing that, my own children, in the truth, are walking.
5 Beloved! a faithful thing, art thou doing, whatsoever thou shalt accomplish for them that are brethren, and withal strangers,
6 Who have borne witness to thy love before the assembly: whom thou wilt do, nobly, to set forward worthily of God.
7 For, in behalf of The Name, have they gone forth, taking, nothing, from them of the nations.
8 We, therefore ought to be sustaining such as these, that we may become, fellowworkers, with the truth.
9 I wrote something unto the assembly; but, he who is fond of taking the first place among themDiotrephes, doth not make us welcome.
10 For this cause, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he is doing,with wicked words, prating against us; and, not content with these, he neither, himself, maketh the brethren welcome, but, them who are minded .
11 Beloved! be not thou imitating what is bad, but what is good. He that doeth good, is, of God: he that doeth what is bad, hath not seen God.
12 Unto Demetrius, hath witness been borne by all and by the truth itself; howbeit, we also, bear witness, and thou knowest that, our witness, is, true.
13 Many things, had I to write unto thee,but I am unwilling, with ink and pen, to be writing;
14 I hope, however, straightway, to see thee, and, mouth to mouth, will we talk. Peace be unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.