1:1 The elder,
To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the 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 greatly rejoiced when brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, just 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 are faithful in all you do for the brothers and for strangers, 3rd John
1:6 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. 3rd John
1:7 For His name’s sake they went out, receiving no help from the Gentiles. 3rd John
1:8 Therefore we ought to receive such men, that we might be fellow workers for the truth.
1:9 I wrote to the Assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to put himself first among them, did not accept us. 3rd John
1:10 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.
1:11 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. 3rd John
1:12 Demetrius receives good reports from everyone and from the truth itself. Yes, and we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write, but I would rather not write to you with pen and ink. 3rd John
1:14 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.