1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
1:1 THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:

1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

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.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.

1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
1:5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers,

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:
1:6 who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well,

1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
1:7 because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles.

1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
1:9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.

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.
1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.

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.
1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

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.
1:12 Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
1:13 I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink;

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.
1:14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.