- The elder vnto ye beloued Gaius, whom I loue in the trueth.
- Beloued, I wishe in all thynges that thou prosperedst and faredst well, euen as thy soule prospereth.
- For I reioyced greatly, when the brethren came & testified of the trueth that is in thee, how thou walkest in ye trueth.
- I haue no greater ioy, the for to heare how that my sonnes walke in veritie.
- Beloued, thou doest faythfully whatsoeuer thou doest to the brethren, and to straungers,
- Which beare witnesse of thy loue before the Churche.
Which brethren, yf thou bryng forwardes of their iourney after a godly sorte, thou shalt do well.
- Because that for his names sake they went foorth, and toke nothyng of the gentiles.
- We therfore ought to receaue such, that we myght be helpers to the trueth.
- I wrote vnto the Churche: but Diotrephes which loueth to haue the preeminence among the, receaueth vs not.
- Wherfore yf I come, I wyll declare his deedes which he doth, iestyng on vs with malicious wordes, neither is therwith content: not only he hym selfe receaueth not the brethren: but also he forbiddeth the that woulde, and thrusteth them out of the Churche.
- Beloued, folow not that which is euyl, but that which is good.
He that doth well, is of God: but he that doth euyll, seeth not God.
- Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the trueth it selfe: Yea, and we our selues also beare recorde, and ye knowe that our recorde is true.
- I haue many thynges to write: but I wyll not with inke and penne write vnto thee.
- I trust I shal shortly see thee, and we shall speake mouth to mouth.
Peace be vnto thee.
The louers salute thee.
Greete the louers by name.