The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, you doest faithfully whatsoever you doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
6 Who have borne witness of your love before the assembly; whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shalt do well;
7 Because that for His name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles (Goyim).
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.
9 I wrote unto the assembly; 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 them out of the assembly.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)); but he that doeth evil hath not seen God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself; yea, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto you;
14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.