3 John 1
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1Dear friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and are in good health,a just as your whole life is going well.A 2For I was very glad when fellow believers came and testifieda to your fidelity to the truth — how you are walking in truth.b 3I have no greater joya than this: to hear that my childrenb are walking in truth.

Gaius Commended

4Dear friend, you are acting faithfully in whatever you do for the brothers and sisters, especially when they are strangers. 5They have testified to your love before the church.a You will do well to send them on their journeyb in a manner worthy of God,c 6since they set out for the sake of the Name,a accepting nothing from pagans.a b 7Therefore, we ought to support such people so that we can be coworkers with the truth.

Diotrephes and Demetrius

8I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them,a does not receive our authority.b 9This is why, if I come, I will remind him of the works he is doing, slanderinga us with malicious words. And he is not satisfied with that! He not only refuses to welcome fellow believers, but he even stops those who want to do so and expels them from the church.

10Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil,a but what is good. The one who does good is of God;b the one who does evil has not seen God.c 11Everyone speaks well of Demetrius — even the truth itself. And we also speak well of him, and you knowa that our testimony is true.b

Farewell

12I have many things to write you, but I don’t want to write to you with pen and ink. 13I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

14Peace to you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.





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