1:1 The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
1:2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, even as your soul is well. 3rd John
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth. 3rd John
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1:5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do to the brothers, and to strangers; 3rd John
1:6 Who have borne testimony of your charity before the assembly: whom if you shall bring forward on their journey after a elohimly sort, you will do well: 3rd John
1:7 Because for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing from the Gentiles. 3rd John
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, so that we may be fellow-helpers for the truth.
1:9 I wrote to the assembly: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the pre-eminence among them, does not receive us. 3rd John
1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words: and not content with that, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and forbids those who would, and casts them out of the assembly.
1:11 Beloved, do not follow that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of Elohim: but he who does evil has not seen Elohim. 3rd John
1:12 Demetrius has good report by all men, and by the truth itself: and we also bear testimony; and you* know that our testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with ink and pen:
1:14 But I trust I shall see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.