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1 The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth. 3 It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.
4 Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever thou doest toward them that are brethren and strangers withal; 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 who bare witness to thy love before the church: whom thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily of God: 6 They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
7 because that for the sake of the Name they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the truth. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 Therefore, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he doeth, prating against us with wicked words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that would he forbiddeth and casteth [them] out of the church. 10 So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
11 Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God. 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath the witness of all [men], and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness: and thou knowest that our witness is true. 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.
13 I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write [them] to thee with ink and pen: 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace [be] unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name. 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
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