1 The elder, to Gaius, the beloved, whom I am loving in truth:
2 Beloved, concerning all I am wishing that you be prospering and sound, according as your soul is prospering.
3 For I rejoiced very much at the brethren's coming and testifying to your truth, according as you are walking in truth.
4 I am having no greater joy than this, that I am hearing of my children walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, you are doing a faithful thing whatsoever you should work for the brethren, and this for strangers,
6 who testify to your love in the sight of the ecclesia, to whom you will be doing ideally by sending them forward worthily of God,
7 for they come out for the sake of the Name, getting nothing from those of the nations.
8 We then, ought to be taking up such, that we may become fellow workers in the truth.
9 I write somewhat to the ecclesia, but Diotrephes, who is fond of being foremost among them, is not receiving us.
10 Therefore, if I should be coming, I shall be reminding him of his acts which he is doing, with wicked words gossiping about us, and not being sufficed with these, neither is he receiving the brethren, and those who are intending to he is forbidding, and is casting them out of the ecclesia.
11 Beloved, do not be imitating the evil, but the good. He who is doing good is of God. He who is doing evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius has been attested by all, and by the truth itself. Now we also are testifying, and you are aware that our testimony is true.
13 Much had I to write to you, but I do not want to write to you with ink and pen.
14 Yet I am expecting to see you immediately, and we will be speaking mouth to mouth.
15 Peace be to you! The friends are greeting you. Greet the friends by name.
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