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1 I, a ruler in the church, send word to the well loved Gaius, for whom I have true love. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 My loved one, it is my prayer that you may do well in all things, and be healthy in body, even as your soul does well. 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 it gave me great joy when some of the brothers came and gave witness that you had the true faith and were walking in the true way. 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 I have no greater joy than to have news that my children are walking in the true way. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 My loved one, you are doing a good work in being kind to those brothers who come from other places; 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 Who have given witness to the church of your love for them: and you will do well to send them on their way well cared for, as is right for servants 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 For they went out for love of the Name, taking nothing from the Gentiles. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 So it is right for us to take in such men as guests, so that we may take our part in the work of the true faith. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I sent a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, whose desire is ever to have the first place among them, will not have us there. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 So if I come, I will keep in mind the things he does, talking against us with evil words: and as if this was not enough, he does not take the brothers into his house, and those who are ready to take them in, he keeps from doing so, putting them out of the church if they do. 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 My loved one, do not be copying what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has 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 has the approval of all men and of what is true: and we give the same witness, and you are certain 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 much to say to you, but it is not my purpose to put it all down 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 am hoping to see you in a short time, and to have talk with you face to face. May you have peace. Your friends here send you their love. Give my love to our 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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