3 John 1:3-13 (New American Standard)

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3 For I 1was very glad when 2brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you 3are walking in truth. 4 I have no greater joy than athis, to hear of 4my children 5walking in the truth. 5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the 6brethren, and bespecially when they are 7strangers; 6 and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to 8send them on their way in a manner 9worthy of God. 7 For they went out for the sake of 10the Name, 11accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to csupport such men, so that we may dbe fellow workers ewith the truth. 9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to 12be first among them, does not accept fwhat we say. 10 For this reason, 13if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not 14receive the 15brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and 16puts them out of the church. 11 Beloved, 17do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. 18The one who does good is of God; 19the one who does evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius 20has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and 21you know that our testimony is true. 13 22I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink;
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