3 John ©
The apostle, after a kind salutation to Gaius, testifieth his joy in his piety, commending his hospitality toward the preachers of the gospel. He condemneth Diotrephes, and threateneth him for his ambitious opposition. The ill example of such is not to be followed. He beareth testimony to the good character of Demetrius. He hopeth to see Gaius shortly, and concludeth with salutations.
Wherefore, if I come, qI will remember his deeds which he doeth, r*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.
Beloved, sfollow not that which is evil, but that which is good. tHe that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
wI had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: