The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
E. C. Marsh
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1 The An example of a Christian greeting. elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloued, I wish chiefly that thou prosperedst and faredst well as thy soule prospereth.
3 For I reioyced greatly when the brethren came, and testified of the trueth that is in thee, how thou walkest in the trueth.
4 I have no greater joy than Than these joys. to hear that my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest As becomes a believer and a Christian. faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou He commends to Gaius, either those same men whom he had entertained before returning to him, about the affairs of the Church, or else some other who had similar business. bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
7 Because that for his Names sake they went forth, and tooke nothing of the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be That we ourselves may help the preaching of the truth. fellowhelpers to the truth.
9 Ambition and covetousness, two pestilent sins (especially in those who have any church responsibilities) are condemned in Diotrephes. I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore if I come, I will call to your remembrance his deedes which he doeth, pratling against vs with malicious wordes, and not therewith content, neither he himselfe receiueth the brethren, but forbiddeth them that woulde, and thrusteth them out of the Church.
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 Has not known God. seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of al men, and of the trueth it selfe: yea, and wee our selues beare recorde, and ye know that our record is true.
13 I haue many things to write: but I will not with yncke and pen write vnto thee:
14 For I trust I shal shortly see thee, & we shal speake mouth to mouth. Peace be with thee. The friends salute thee. Greete the friends by name.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh