Third Epistle of John

1:1 The elder, to my dear Gaius, whom I truly love.
1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you are prospering in all respects and are in good health, just as your soul prospers.
1:3 For I was very happy when our brothers and sisters came and testified about your integrity with reference to how you are following the Truth.
1:4 I feel no greater joy than to hear of my followers following the Truth.
1:5 Dear friend, you are acting faithfully in whatever you are doing for the brothers and sisters, especially when they are guests.
1:6 They have reported about your love within the assembly. Please send them off in a way that honors God.
1:7 For they left for the sake of the Name – accepting nothing from the materialists.
1:8 Therefore, we should support such people, so we might be partners in the Truth.
1:9 I wrote something to the assembly but Diotrephes – who seeks to be their leader – doesn’t accept what we say.
1:10 Thus if I come, I will call attention to his actions, which he unjustly accuses us with wicked and unsavory language, together with not accepting the brothers either. And he forbids those who desire to do so and kicks them out of the assembly.
1:11 Dear friend, don’t imitate the wicked, but rather, the devoted. The devoted one is of God. The wicked one has not seen God.
1:12 Demetrius has received good reports from everyone and from we add our report with truth. And you know that our report is true.
1:13 I had many things to write you about but I am not going to write them down with pen and ink for you.
1:14 I hope to see you soon and we will speak personally.

Continue on to the Dialogue of the Savior