(1) The Elder, to beloved Gaius, the one whom I love in truth. (2) Beloved, I pray you're caused to be well and prosper in every way. (3) For I was exceedingly glad when the brothers arrived testifying to your truth, even as you’ve been walking in the truth. (4) I have no greater joy than this, than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (5) Beloved, the one who works among the brothers and the foreigner does a faithful thing. (6) They testified of your love in the presence of the church, whom you will do well to send along in a manner worthy of God. (7) For they went out on behalf of The Name, receiving nothing from the pagans. (8) Therefore, we ought to financially support these kinds of workers, and so become a coworker in truth. (9) I wrote the congregation something, but the one who desires preeminence among them--Diotrephes-- did not accept it. (10) On account of this, if I should come, I will remind him of the works he did, gossiping evil words toward us. And not contented enough with this, he does not welcome the brothers and he hinders those who wish to, sending them out of the church. (11) Beloved, be imitators of good, not evil. The person who is doing good is of God; the person who is doing evil has not experienced God. (12) Demetrius has been vouched for by everyone and by the truth itself; we also bear witness and you know that our testimony is true. (13) I have many things to write to you, but I desire not to write through pen and ink. (14) I hope to see you soon and we will speak face to face. (15) May peace be with you. The friends here greet you. Greet each of the friends that are there by name.