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1 The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 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. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; 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: 7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. 9 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 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. 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. 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. 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: 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.

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1 Sarah R = "There are different mentions of "Gaius" in the New Testament but we are not sure if they refer to one man, two men, or perhaps four different men with the same name. Paul has a Gaius with him at Ephesus (Acts 19:26) and again on his trip from Macedonia (Acts 20:4). Paul baptized a man Gaius (1 Corinthians 1:14) and were given lodging by a Gaius (Romans 16:23). Then John writes here to Gaius, the elder and "well beloved.""
2 Sarah R = "This is the only mention of this man in the New Testament and we have no other records about him. He was apparently causing trouble for the church with his strong, opposing attitude. Many a pastor can testify to the fact that every church has its own Diotrephes."
3 Sarah R = "How do we know what is good from that which is evil? We all have a conscience, and the Christian's conscience is led by the Holy Spirit. Often it is that little voice or nagging feeling inside that leads us. We also discover what it good from reading God's Word. The Bible speaks to how we should live our lives in order to be pleasing in His sight."