3 John (Tyndale – 1526)

The 3rd Epistle of John ~ 1526 Tyndale [Modern]
1:01 The senior unto the beloved gaius, whom I love in the truth.
1:02 Wellbeloved I wish in all things that thou prosperedst and faredst well, even as thy soul prospereth.
1:03 I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, how thou in truth walkest.
1:04 I have no greater joy than for to hear how that my sons walk in verity.
1:05 Dearly beloved thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers,
1:06 which bare witness of thy love before all the congregation. Which brethren when thou bringest forwards on their journey (as it beseemeth God) thou shalt do well:
1:07 because that for his name’s sake they went forth, and took nothing of the gentiles.
1:08 We therefore ought to receive such, that we also might be helpers to the truth.
1:09 I wrote unto the congregation: but Diotrephes which loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not,
1:10 wherefore if I come I will declare his deeds which he doeth jesting on us with malicious words, neither is therewith content. Not only he himself receiveth not the brethren: but also he forbiddeth them that would, and thrusteth them out of the congregation.
1:11 Dearly beloved counterfeit not that which is evil, but that which is good: He that doeth well is of God: but he that doeth evil seeth not God.
1:12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth. Yea and we ourselves also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.
1:13 I have many things to write: But I will not with pen and ink write unto thee.
1:14 For I trust I shall speak mouth to mouth. Peace be with thee. The lovers salute thee. Greet the lovers by name.