and they have testified to your lovebefore the church. You will dowell to 1send them on their way in a manner2worthy of God.
For they went out for the sake of 3the Name, 4acceptingnothing from the Gentiles.
8Therefore we ought to asupportsuchmen, so that we may bbe fellowworkerscwith the truth.
I wrotesomething to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to 5be first among them, does not acceptdwhat we say.
For thisreason, 6if I come, I will callattention to his deedswhich he does, unjustlyaccusing us with wickedwords; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not 7receive the 8brethren, either, and he forbidsthose who desire to do so and 9puts them out of the church.
11Beloved, 10do not imitatewhat is evil, but what is good. 11The one who doesgood is of God; 12the one who doesevil has not seenGod.
12Demetrius13has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truthitself; and we add our testimony, and 14you know that our testimony is true.
1315I hadmanythings to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink;
but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speakface to face.
1516Peace be to you. The friendsgreet you. Greet the friends17by name.