1 G4245 The elder G27 to the wellbeloved G1050 Gaius G3739 , whom G1473 I G25 [G5719] love G1722 in G225 truth.
2 G27 Beloved G2172 [G5736] , I wish G4012 above G3956 all things G4571 that thou G2137 [G5745] mayest prosper G2532 and G5198 [G5721] be in health G2531 , even as G4675 thy G5590 soul G2137 [G5743] prospereth.
3 G1063 For G5463 [G5644] I rejoiced G3029 greatly G80 , when the brethren G2064 [G5740] came G2532 and G3140 [G5723] testified G225 of the truth G4675 that is in thee G2531 , even as G4771 thou G4043 [G5719] walkest G1722 in G225 the truth.
4 G2192 [G5719] I have G3756 no G3186 G5130 greater G5479 joy G2443 than to G191 [G5725] hear G1699 that my G5043 children G4043 [G5723] walk G1722 in G225 truth.
5 G27 Beloved G4160 [G5719] , thou doest G4103 faithfully G3739 G1437 whatever G2038 [G5667] thou doest G1519 to G80 the brethren G2532 , and G1519 to G3581 strangers;
6 G3739 Who G3140 [G5656] have borne witness G4675 of thy G26 love G1799 before G1577 the congregation G3739 : whom G4311 [G5660] if thou shalt bring forward on their journey G516 0 after G2316 a godly G516 sort G4160 [G5692] , thou shalt do G2573 well:
7 G1063 Because G5228 0 for G846 his G3686 name's G5228 sake G1831 [G5627] they went forth G2983 [G5723] , taking G3367 nothing G575 from G1484 the nations.
8 G2249 We G3767 therefore G3784 [G5719] ought G618 [G5721] to receive G5108 such G2443 , that G1096 [G5741] we may be G4904 fellowhelpers G225 to the truth.
9 G1125 [G5656] I wrote G1577 to the congregation G235 : but G1361 Diotrephes G3588 , who G5383 [G5723] loveth to have the preeminence G846 among them G1926 [G5736] , receiveth G2248 us G3756 not.
10 G1223 G5124 Therefore G1437 , if G2064 [G5632] I come G5279 [G5692] , I will remember G846 his G2041 deeds G3739 which G4160 [G5719] he doeth G5396 [G5723] , prating against G2248 us G4190 with malicious G3056 words G2532 : and G3361 not G714 [G5746] content G1909 G5125 with that G3777 , neither G1926 0 doth G846 he himself G1926 [G5736] receive G80 the brethren G2532 , and G2967 [G5719] forbiddeth G1014 [G5740] them that would G2532 , and G1544 [G5719] casteth G1537 them out of G1577 the congregation.
11 G27 Beloved G3401 [G5737] , follow G3361 not G2556 that which is bad G235 , but G18 that which is good G15 [G5723] . He that doeth good G2076 [G5748] is G1537 of G2316 God G1161 : but G2554 [G5723] he that doeth bad G3708 0 hath G3756 not G3708 [G5758] seen G2316 God.
12 G1216 Demetrius G3140 [G5769] hath good report G5259 by G3956 all G2532 men, and G5259 by G225 the truth G846 itself G1161 G2532 : and G2249 , we G3140 [G5719] also bear witness G2532 ; and G1492 [G5758] ye know G3754 that G2257 our G3141 witness G2076 [G5748] is G227 true.
13 G2192 [G5707] I had G4183 many things G1125 [G5721] to write G235 , but G2309 [G5719] I will G3756 not G1223 with G3188 ink G2532 and G2563 pen G1125 [G5658] write G4671 to thee:
14 G1161 But G1679 [G5719] I expect G1492 0 I shall G2112 shortly G1492 [G5629] see G4571 thee G2532 , and G2980 [G5692] we shall speak G4750 face G4314 to G4750 face G1515 . Peace G4671 be to thee G5384 . Our friends G782 [G5736] greet G4571 thee G782 [G5737] . Greet G5384 the friends G2596 by G3686 name.