1 G4245 The elder G27 unto the wellbeloved G1050 Gaius G3739 , whom G1473 I G25 love [G5719] G1722 in G225 the truth.
2 G27 Beloved G2172 , I wish [G5736] G4012 above G3956 all things G4571 that thou G2137 mayest prosper [G5745] G2532 and G5198 be in health [G5721] G2531 , even as G4675 thy G5590 soul G2137 prospereth [G5743] .
3 G1063 For G5463 I rejoiced [G5644] G3029 greatly G80 , when the brethren G2064 came [G5740] G2532 and G3140 testified [G5723] G225 of the truth G4675 that is in thee G2531 , even as G4771 thou G4043 walkest [G5719] G1722 in G225 the truth.
4 G2192 I have [G5719] G3756 no G3186 greater G5130 G5479 joy G2443 than to G191 hear [G5725] G1699 that my G5043 children G4043 walk [G5723] G1722 in G225 truth.
5 G27 Beloved G4160 , thou doest [G5719] G4103 faithfully G3739 whatsoever G1437 G2038 thou doest [G5667] G1519 to G80 the brethren G2532 , and G1519 to G3581 strangers;
6 G3739 Which G3140 have borne witness [G5656] G4675 of thy G26 charity G1799 before G1577 the church G3739 : whom G4311 if thou bring forward on their journey [G5660] G516 after G2316 a godly G516 sort G4160 , thou shalt do [G5692] G2573 well:
7 G1063 Because that G5228 for G846 his G3686 name's G5228 sake G1831 they went forth [G5627] G2983 , taking [G5723] G3367 nothing G575 of G1484 the Gentiles.
8 G2249 We G3767 therefore G3784 ought [G5719] G618 to receive [G5721] G5108 such G2443 , that G1096 we might be [G5741] G4904 fellowhelpers G225 to the truth.
9 G1125 I wrote [G5656] G1577 unto the church G235 : but G1361 Diotrephes G3588 , who G5383 loveth to have the preeminence [G5723] G846 among them G1926 , receiveth [G5736] G2248 us G3756 not.
10 G1223 Wherefore G5124 G1437 , if G2064 I come [G5632] G5279 , I will remember [G5692] G846 his G2041 deeds G3739 which G4160 he doeth [G5719] G5396 , prating against [G5723] G2248 us G4190 with malicious G3056 words G2532 : and G3361 not G714 content [G5746] G1909 therewith G5125 G3777 , neither G1926 doth G846 he himself G1926 receive [G5736] G80 the brethren G2532 , and G2967 forbiddeth [G5719] G1014 them that would [G5740] G2532 , and G1544 casteth [G5719] G1537 them out of G1577 the church.
11 G27 Beloved G3401 , follow [G5737] G3361 not G2556 that which is evil G235 , but G18 that which is good G15 . He that doeth good [G5723] G2076 is [G5748] G1537 of G2316 God G1161 : but G2554 he that doeth evil [G5723] G3708 hath G3756 not G3708 seen [G5758] G2316 God.
12 G1216 Demetrius G3140 hath good report [G5769] G5259 of G3956 all G2532 men, and G5259 of G225 the truth G846 itself G1161 : yea G2532 , and G2249 we G3140 also bear record [G5719] G2532 ; and G1492 ye know [G5758] G3754 that G2257 our G3141 record G2076 is [G5748] G227 true.
13 G2192 I had [G5707] G4183 many things G1125 to write [G5721] G235 , but G2309 I will [G5719] G3756 not G1223 with G3188 ink G2532 and G2563 pen G1125 write [G5658] G4671 unto thee:
14 G1161 But G1679 I trust [G5719] G1492 I shall G2112 shortly G1492 see [G5629] G4571 thee G2532 , and G2980 we shall speak [G5692] G4750 face G4314 to G4750 face G1515 . Peace G4671 be to thee G5384 . Our friends G782 salute [G5736] G4571 thee G782 . Greet [G5737] G5384 the friends G2596 by G3686 name.