Bible, King James Version (KJV)
] The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in
] Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest
prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
] For I
rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in
thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
] I have no greater joy
than to hear that my children walk in truth.
] Beloved, thou doest
faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to
] Which have borne witness of thy charity before the
church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou
shalt do well:
] Because that for his name's sake they went forth,
taking nothing of the Gentiles.
] We therefore ought to receive
such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
] I wrote unto
the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them,
receiveth us not.
] Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds
which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content
therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them
that would, and casteth them out of the church.
] Beloved, follow
not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God:
but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
] Demetrius hath good
report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye
know that our record is true.
] I had many things to write, but I
will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
] But I trust I shall
shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends
salute thee. Greet the friends by name.