3 John 1:3-13 NAS

3 For I 1was very glad when 2brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you 3are walking in truth.

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4 I have no greater joy than athis, to hear of 4my children 5walking in the truth.

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5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever * you accomplish for the 6brethren, and bespecially when they are 7strangers;

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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.

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7 For they went out for the sake of 10the Name, 11accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

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8 Therefore we ought to csupport such men, so that we may dbe fellow workers ewith the truth.

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    • c 1:8 - Or "receive such men as guests"
    • d 1:8 - Or "prove ourselves to be"
    • e 1:8 - Or "for"
      9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to 12be first among them, does not accept fwhat we say.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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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