1:1 The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walkest in the truth.
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1:5 Beloved, you doest faithfully whatsoever you doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
1:6 Which have borne witness of your charity before the church: whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shall do well:
1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow-helpers to the truth.
1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.
1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casts them out of the church.