(Revised Young's Literal Translation)

The Third Letter of John

1:1 The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth! 1:2 beloved, concerning all things I desire you to prosper, and to be in health, even as your soul does prosper, 1:3 for I rejoiced exceedingly, brethren coming and testifying of the truth in you, even as you in truth do walk; 1:4 greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking.

1:5 Beloved, faithfully do you do whatever you may work to the brethren and to the strangers, 1:6 who did testify of your love before an assembly, whom you will do well, having sent forward worthily of God, 1:7 because for [His] name they went forth, nothing receiving from the nations; 1:8 we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth.

1:9 I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- does not receive us; 1:10 because of this, if I may come, I will cause him to remember his works that he does, with evil words prating against us; and not content with these, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and those intending he does forbid, and out of the assembly he does cast.

1:11 Beloved, be not you following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing evil has not seen God; 1:12 to Demetrius testimony has been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and you have known that our testimony is true.

1:13 Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to you, 1:14 and I hope straightway to see you, and mouth to mouth we shall speak.

Peace to you! salute you do the friends; be saluting the friends by name.