(Greek NT - Byz./Maj.) 3 John 1:1 o presbutero" gaiw tw agaphtw on egw agapw en alhqeia 2 agaphte peri pantwn eucomai se euodousqai kai ugiainein kaqw" euodoutai sou h yuch 3 ecarhn gar lian ercomenwn adelfwn kai marturountwn sou th alhqeia kaqw" su en alhqeia peripatei" 4 meizoteran toutwn ouk ecw caran ina akouw ta ema tekna en alhqeia peripatounta 5 agaphte piston poiei" o ean ergash ei" tou" adelfou" kai ei" tou" xenou" 6 oi emarturhsan sou th agaph enwpion ekklhsia" ou" kalw" poihsei" propemya" axiw" tou qeou 7 uper gar tou onomato" exhlqon mhden lambanonte" apo twn eqnwn 8 hmei" oun ofeilomen apolambanein tou" toioutou" ina sunergoi ginwmeqa th alhqeia 9 egraya th ekklhsia all o filoprwteuwn autwn diotrefh" ouk epidecetai hma" 10 dia touto ean elqw upomnhsw autou ta erga a poiei logoi" ponhroi" fluarwn hma" kai mh arkoumeno" epi toutoi" oute auto" epidecetai tou" adelfou" kai tou" boulomenou" kwluei kai ek th" ekklhsia" ekballei 11 agaphte mh mimou to kakon alla to agaqon o agaqopoiwn ek tou qeou estin o kakopoiwn ouc ewraken ton qeon 12 dhmhtriw memarturhtai upo pantwn kai up auth" th" alhqeia" kai hmei" de marturoumen kai oidate oti h marturia hmwn alhqh" estin 13 polla eicon grafein all ou qelw dia melano" kai kalamou soi grayai 14 elpizw de euqew" idein se kai stoma pro" stoma lalhsomen eirhnh soi aspazontai se oi filoi aspazou tou" filou" kat onoma
(NKJV) 3 John 1:1
The Third Epistle of
Greeting to Gaius
1 The Elder,
To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.a
Gaius Commended for Generosity
5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren andb for strangers, 6 who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, 7 because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. 8 We therefore ought to receivec such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.
Diotrephes and Demetrius
9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, butd he who does evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.
13 I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.
Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
(NKJV Notes) 3 John 1:4 1:4 a NU-Text reads the truth.
1:5 b NU-Text adds especially.
1:8 c NU-Text reads support.
1:11 d NU-Text and M-Text omit but.