3 John 1
1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
ℵ omitI rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy
B ⟨favour⟩than to hear that my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to
ℵBA ⟨even when⟩strangers;
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
7 Because that for his
ℵBA ⟨⟩name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth
9 I wrote
ℵA ⟨I wrote something⟩; B ⟨Thou didst write something⟩unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth out of the church.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but
ℵBA omithe that doeth evil hath not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of all , and of the truth itself: yea, and we bear record; and ye know
ℵBA ⟨thou knowest⟩that our record is true.
13 I had many things to write
ℵBA ⟨write unto thee⟩, but I will
A ⟨would⟩not with ink and pen write unto thee:
14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to thee. friends
A ⟨The brethren⟩salute thee. Greet the friends by name.