3 John 1
He commendeth Gaius for his piety
3 John 1:1 The elder, unto Gaius the beloved, whom, I, love in truth. 3 John 1:2 Beloved! concerning all things, I pray thou mayest be prospering, and be in health, even as, thy soul, is prospering, 3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced exceedingly, at brethren coming and bearing witness unto thy truth,even as, thou, in truth, art walking. 3 John 1:4 I have no, greater, favour than these things, that I should be hearing that, my own children, in the truth, are walking.
3 John 1:5 Beloved! a faithful thing, art thou doing, whatsoever thou shalt accomplish for them that are brethren, and withal strangers, 3 John 1:6 Who have borne witness to thy love before the assembly: whom thou wilt do, nobly, to set forward worthily of God.
to true preachers:
3 John 1:7 For, in behalf of The Name, have they gone forth, taking, nothing, from them of the nations. 3 John 1:8 We, therefore ought to be sustaining such as these, that we may become, fellowworkers, with the truth.
complaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes on the contrary side,
3 John 1:9 I wrote something unto the assembly; but, he who is fond of taking the first place among themDiotrephes, doth not make us welcome. 3 John 1:10 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 [to do it], he forbiddeth, and, out of the assembly, doth cast [them].
whose evil example is not to be followed:
3 John 1:11 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.
and giveth special testimony to the good report of Demetrius.
3 John 1:12 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. 3 John 1:13 Many things, had I to write unto thee,but I am unwilling, with ink and pen, to be writing; 3 John 1:14 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.