o presbuteroV gaiw tw agaphtw on egw agapw en alhqeia
1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
agaphte peri pantwn eucomai se euodousqai kai ugiainein kaqwV euodoutai sou h yuch
1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
ecarhn gar lian ercomenwn adelfwn kai marturountwn sou th alhqeia kaqwV su en alhqeia peripateiV
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
meizoteran toutwn ouk ecw caran ina akouw ta ema tekna en alhqeia peripatounta
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
agaphte piston poieiV o ean ergash eiV touV adelfouV kai eiV touV xenouV
1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
oi emarturhsan sou th agaph enwpion ekklhsiaV ouV kalwV poihseiV propemyaV axiwV tou qeou
1:6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
uper gar tou onomatoV exhlqon mhden lambanonteV apo twn eqnwn
1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
hmeiV oun ofeilomen apolambanein touV toioutouV ina sunergoi ginwmeqa th alhqeia
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
egraya th ekklhsia all o filoprwteuwn autwn diotrefhV ouk epidecetai hmaV
1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
dia touto ean elqw upomnhsw autou ta erga a poiei logoiV ponhroiV fluarwn hmaV kai mh arkoumenoV epi toutoiV oute autoV epidecetai touV adelfouV kai touV boulomenouV kwluei kai ek thV ekklhsiaV ekballei
1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, 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.
agaphte mh mimou to kakon alla to agaqon o agaqopoiwn ek tou qeou estin o de kakopoiwn ouc ewraken ton qeon
1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
dhmhtriw memarturhtai upo pantwn kai up authV thV alhqeiaV kai hmeiV de marturoumen kai oidate oti h marturia hmwn alhqhV estin
1:12 Demetrius hath good report of all [men], and of the truth itself: yea, and we [also] bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
polla eicon grafein all ou qelw dia melanoV kai kalamou soi grayai
1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
elpizw de euqewV idein se kai stoma proV stoma lalhsomen eirhnh soi aspazontai se oi filoi aspazou touV filouV kat onoma
1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace [be] to thee. [Our] friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.