3 John
Chapter 1

1. The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

2 Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in

health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3. For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy

truth, even as thou walkest in truth.

4 Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in

the truth.

5 Beloved, thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever thou doest toward

them that are brethren and strangers withal;

6 who bare witness to thy love before the church: whom thou wilt do well

to set forward on their journey worthily of God:

7 because that for the sake of the Name they went forth, taking nothing

of the Gentiles.

8 We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for

the truth.

9. I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have

the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

10 Therefore, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he

doeth, prating against us with wicked words: and not content therewith,

neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that would he

forbiddeth and casteth [them] out of the church.

11 Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He

that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

12. Demetrius hath the witness of all [men], and of the truth itself: yea,

we also bear witness: and thou knowest that our witness is true.

13 I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write

[them] to thee with ink and pen:

14 but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace

[be] unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.

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