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1The elder unto Gaius the
beloved, whom I love in truth. 2Beloved, I pray that in all
things you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
3For I rejoiced greatly, when
brethren came and bare witness unto your truth, even as you walk in truth.
4Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children
walking in the truth. 5Beloved, you do a faithful work in
whatsoever you do toward them that are brethren and strangers withal; 6who
bare witness to your love before the church: whom you will do well to set
forward on their journey worthily of God: 7because that for the
sake of the Name they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8We
therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the
9I wrote somewhat unto the
church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them,
receives us not. 10Therefore, if I come, I will bring to
remembrance his works which he does, prating against us with wicked words:
and not content therewith, neither does he himself receive the brethren,
and them that he would forbid and casts them
out of the church. 11Beloved, imitate not that which is evil,
but that which is good. He that does good is of God: he that does evil has
not seen God.
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