King James Bible

 King James BibleYoung's Literal Translation
1:1  The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth!
1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper,
1:3  For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. for I rejoiced exceedingly, brethren coming and testifying of the truth in thee, even as thou in truth dost walk;
1:4  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking.
1:5  Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Beloved, faithfully dost thou do whatever thou mayest work to the brethren and to the strangers,
1:6  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: who did testify of thy love before an assembly, whom thou wilt do well, having sent forward worthily of God,
1:7  Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. because for `His' name they went forth, nothing receiving from the nations;
1:8  We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth.
1:9  I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us;
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. because of this, if I may come, I will cause him to remember his works that he doth, with evil words prating against us; and not content with these, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and those intending he doth forbid, and out of the assembly he doth cast.
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. Beloved, be not thou following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing 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. to Demetrius testimony hath been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and ye have known that our testimony is true.
1:13  I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to 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. and I hope straightway to see thee, and mouth to mouth we shall speak. Peace to thee! salute thee do the friends; be saluting the friends by name.

 

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