3 John (KJV – 1611)

The 3rd Epistle of John ~ 1611 King James [Modern]
1:01 The Elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:
1:02 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
1:03 For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
1:04 I have no greater joy, than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1:05 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the Brethren, and to strangers:
1:06 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the Church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
1:07 Because that for his Name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
1:08 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.
1:09 I wrote unto the Church, but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
1:10 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 Church.
1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good, is of God: but he that doeth evil, hath not seen God.
1:12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.
1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee.
1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.