- The Elder vnto the welbeloued Gaius, whom I loue in the trueth:
- Beloued, I wish aboue all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, euen as thy soule prospereth.
- For I reioyced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, euen as thou walkest in the trueth.
- I haue no greater ioy, then to heare that my children walke in truth.
- Beloued, thou doest faithfully whatsoeuer thou doest to the Brethren, and to strangers:
- Which haue borne witnesse of thy charitie before the Church: whome if thou bring forward on their iourney after a godly sort, thou shalt doe well:
- Because that for his Names sake they went foorth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
- We therefore ought to receiue such, that we might be fellow helpers to the trueth.
- I wrote vnto the Church, but Diotrephes, who loueth to haue the preeminence among them, receiueth vs not.
- Wherefore if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against vs with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth hee himselfe receiue the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the Church.
- Beloued, follow not that which is euill, but that which is good.
He that doth good, is of God: but hee that doth euill, hath not seene God.
- Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the trueth it selfe: yea, and we also beare record, and ye know that our record is true.
- I had many things to write, but I will not with inke and pen write vnto thee.
- But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and wee shall speake face to face.
Peace bee to thee.
Our friends salute thee.
Greet the friends by name.