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3rd Epistle of John 1
1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love
in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest
prosper and be in health, even as thy soul
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and
testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou
walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my
children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou
doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
6 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:
7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth,
taking nothing of the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might
be fellowhelpers to the truth.
9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who
loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth
10 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.
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.
12 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.
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with
ink and pen write unto thee:
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.