1:1 The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper
and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified
of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in
1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatever thou doest to the
brethren, and to strangers;
1:6 Who have borne testimony of thy charity before the church:
whom if thou shalt bring forward on their journey after a godly
sort, thou wilt do well:
1:7 Because for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing
from the Gentiles.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be
fellow-helpers to the truth.
1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have
the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.
1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he
doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content
with that, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and
forbiddeth them that would, and casteth [them] out of the
1:11 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.
1:12 Demetrius hath good report by all [men], and by the truth
itself: and we [also] bear testimony; and ye know that our
testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen
write to thee:
1:14 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.