The elder vnto the beloued Gaius, whom I loue in the trueth.
2 Beloued, I wyshe in all thynges, that thou prosperedst, and faredest well euen
as thy soule prospereth.
3 I reioysed greatly, when the brethren came and testifyed of the trueth that is
in the, how thou walkest in the trueth.
4 I haue no greater ioye, then for to heare howe that my sonnes walke in veritye.
5 Beloued, thou doest faythfullye whatsoeuer thou doest to the brethren, and to
6 whiche beare wytnes of thy loue before all the congregacion. Whiche brethren
when thou bringest forwards on their iourney (as it besemeth God) thou shalt do
7 because that for his names sake they wente forth, and toke nothinge of the
8 We therfore ought to receyue suche, that we also myght be healpers to the
9 I wrote vnto the congregacion, but Diotrephes, which loueth to haue the
preeminence amonge them, receiueth vs not.
10 Wherfore yf I come, I wyl declare his dedes, whiche he doth, resting on vs
wyth malicious wordes, neyther is there wyth contente. Not onlye he hym selfe
receyueth not the brethren, but also he forbyddeth them that woulde, and
thrusteth them out of the congregacyon.
11 Beloued, folowe not that whiche is euyll, but that which is good. He that
doth well, is of God, but he that doth euyl, seeth not God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of al men, and of the trueth, yea: & we our
selues also beare recorde, and ye knowe that oure recorde is true.
13 I haue many thynges to wryte, but I wyll not wyth ynke and penne wryte vnto
14 For I trust I shal shortly se the, and we shall speake mouth to mouth. Peace
be wyth the. The louers salute the. Grete the louers by name.