I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with those charges, he refuses to welcome the friends, a and even prevents those who want to do so and expels them from the church.
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