DASV: Digital American
1 From the elder; to Gaius the beloved, whom I truly love.
2 Beloved, I pray that in all things you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and bore witness to your truth, just as you walk in truth.
4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, you are faithful in whatever you do toward the brothers, even though they are strangers.
6 They are a witness of your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a way worthy of God.
7 For they have gone out for the sake of the Name, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to support such people, that we may be coworkers with the truth.
9 I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to put himself first among them, did not receive us.
10 Therefore, if I come, I will point out the deeds that he does, prating against us with wicked words, and not content with that, he refuses to receive the brothers, and those who do, he stops and throws them out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is from God. The one who does evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius has the witness of everyone, and even the truth itself. Yes, we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true.
13 I have many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write them to you with pen and ink.
14 But I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face.
15 Peace be to you. The friends here greet you. Greet by name the friends there.