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1 The Elder to his dear friend Gaius. Truly I love you. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 My dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers. 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 is an intense joy to me when brethren come and bear witness to your fidelity to the truth--that you live in obedience to the 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 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 My dear friend, you are acting faithfully in all your behaviour towards the brethren, even when they are strangers to you. 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 They have testified, in the presence of the Church, to your love; and you will do well to help them on their journey in a manner worthy of your fellowship with 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 it is for Christ that they have gone forth, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 It is therefore our duty to show hospitality to such men, so that we may be fellow workers in promoting the truth. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 For this reason, if I come, I shall not forget his conduct, nor his idle and mischievous talk against us. And he does not stop there: he not only will not receive the brethren, but those who desire to do this he hinders, and excludes them from 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 My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong 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 The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which 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 have a great deal to say to you, but I do not wish to go on writing it 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 to see you very soon, and then we will speak face to face. Peace be with you. Our friends send greetings to you. Greet our friends individually. 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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