3 John 1:1-8 NIV

1 The elder,1 To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

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2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
3 It gave me great joy to have some brothers2 come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.3

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      4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children4 are walking in the truth.5

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          5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers,6 even though they are strangers to you.7

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              6 They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way8 in a manner worthy9 of God.

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              7 It was for the sake of the Name10 that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.11

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              8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.