The Third Epistle of John

The Third Epistle of John

© 2009 William R. Finck Jr.


1 The elder to the beloved Gaios, whom I love in truth.

2 Beloved, concerning all things I pray that you are to prosper and be healthy, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I rejoiced exceedingly upon the brethren coming and bearing witness of you in the truth, just as you walk in truth. 4 Greater joy than this I do not have: that I hear of my children walking in the truth.

5 Beloved, do with faith whatever you may accomplish for the brethren, and this too for guests. 6 They have testified of you with love before the assembly, whom you shall do well sending forth worthily of Yahweh. 7 For on behalf of the Name they came out, taking nothing from the heathens. 8 Therefore we are obliged to receive such as these, that we would become fellow-workmen in the truth.

9 I have written something to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves being the leader, does not admit us. 10 For this reason, if I should come, I shall mention his deeds which he does, babbling about us with evil words. And not being satisfied with these things, neither does he admit the brethren and those who are willing to, he forbids and ejects from the assembly!

11 Beloved, you must not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He doing good is from of Yahweh. He doing evil has not seen Yahweh. 12 Demetrios is attested to by all and by the truth itself. But we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

13 I have many things to write to you, but I do not wish with ink and a pen to write to you. 14 Now I hope to see you soon, and we shall speak face to face.

15 Peace to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

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