The Third Epistle of
-- Literal Translation of the Holy Bible - Copyright © 1976 - 2000 --
3 John 1
1 ¶ The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
2 Beloved, in regard to all things, I pray for you to prosper and to be in health, as your soul prospers.
3 ¶ For I rejoiced greatly at the coming of the brothers, also bearing witness of you in the truth, as you walk in truth.
4 I have no greater joy than these things, that I hear my children are walking in truth.
5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you work for the brothers and for the strangers,
6 who in love bore witness of you before the assembly, whom you will do well to send forward worthily of God.
7 For on behalf of His name they went out, taking nothing from the nations.
8 Therefore, we ought to entertain such men, that we may become co-workers in the truth.
9 ¶ I wrote to the assembly, but he loving to be first of them, Diotrephes, does not receive us.
10 Because of this, if I come, I will recall his works which he does, ranting against us with evil words. And not being satisfied with these, neither does he receive the brothers; and those intending
it he prevents, and thrusts
them out from the assembly.
11 Beloved, do not imitate the bad, but the good. The one doing good is of God; but the one doing bad has not seen God.
12 ¶ Witness has been borne to Demetrius by all, and by the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true.
13 I had many things to write, but I do not desire to write by means of pen and ink.
14 But I am hoping to see you at once, and we will speak mouth to mouth. Peace to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
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