King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
||The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth!
||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,
||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;
||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.
||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,
||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,
||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;
||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.
||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;
||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.
||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;
||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.
||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,
||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.