Book 64 3 John
001:001 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the
001:002 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
001:003 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified
of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the
001:004 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in
001:005 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the
brethren, and to strangers;
001:006 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:
001:007 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking
nothing of the Gentiles.
001:008 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be
fellowhelpers to the truth.
001:009 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have
the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
001:010 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.
001:011 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.
001:012 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.
001:013 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen
write unto thee:
001:014 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.