3rd John


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Chapter 1

X 3rd John

1:1 The elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:

X 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, even as your soul is well.

X 3 For I greatly rejoiced when brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.

X 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

X 5 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and for strangers,

X 6 who have testified of your love before the Assembly. You will do well to send them along on their journey in a manner worthy of Elohim.

X 7 For His name’s sake they went out, receiving no help from the Gentiles.

X 8 Therefore we ought to receive such men, that we might be fellow workers for the truth.

X 9 I wrote to the Assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to put himself first among them, did not accept us.

X 10 Because of this, if I come, I will bring up what kinds of works he does: ranting against us with malicious words. Not content with that, he does not accept the brothers, and stops those who want to, and throws them out of the Assembly.

X 11 Beloved, do not imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. Whoever does good is from Elohim, but whoever does evil has not seen Elohim.

X 12 Demetrius receives good reports from everyone and from the truth itself. Yes, and we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

X 13 I had many things to write, but I would rather not write to you with pen and ink.

X 14 Instead, I hope to see you soon, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.