3 John 1:2-3; 3 John 1:5; 3 John 1:10; 3 John 1:12-14
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.
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
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.