Third Epistle of John

New Testament / Third Epistle of John

1 The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

2-4 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

5-8 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your charity before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a godly manner, you will do well: because they went forth for his name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow workers for the truth.

9-10 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds, prating against us with malicious words: and not content with that, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and he forbids them who would like to, and cast them out of the church.

11-12 Beloved, do not follow those who are evil, but those who are good. He that does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. Demetrius has a good report from all men, and from the truth itself: yea, and we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true.

13-14 I had many things to write to you, but I do not want to write with pen and ink: 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.

Jude Chapter 1