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.
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.
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.