1 The Elder. To the beloued Gaius, whom I loue in the
2 My beloued, I wysshe in all thinges, that thou prospere and fare well
euen as thy soule prospereth.
3 I reioysed greatly, whan the brethren came, and testified of the trueth
that is in ye, how thou walkest in the trueth.
4 I haue no greater ioye, the to heare that my childre walke in the trueth.
5 My beloued, thou doest faithfully what so euer thou doest to the
brethren and to straugers,
6 which haue borne witnesse of thy loue before the congregacion: and thou
hast done well that thou dyddest brynge them forwarde on their iourney, worthely
7 For because of his names sake they wente forth, and toke nothinge of the
8 We therfore oughte to receaue soch, that we mighte be helpers vnto the trueth.
9 I wrote to the congregacion, but Diotriphes, which loueth to haue the
preemynence amonge them, receaued vs not.
10 Wherfore, yf I come, I wil declare his dedes which he doeth, ieastinge
vpo vs with malicious wordes: nether is he therwith cotent. Not onely he
himselfe receaueth not the brethre, but also he forbyddeth them that wolde, and
thrusteth them out of the congregacion.
11 My beloued, folowe not yt which is euell, but that which is good. He
that doeth well, is of God: but he that doeth euell, seyth not God.
12 Demetrius hath good reporte of all men, and of the trueth: yee and we
oure selues also beare recorde, and ye knowe that oure recorde is true.
13 I had many thinges to wryte, but I wolde not with ynke, and pen wryte
14 But I trust shortly to se the and so wyl we speake together mouth to
15 Peace be with the. The louers salute the. Grete the louers by name.