I, the Elder, write to you, Gaius, whom I truly love. I ask God that you will do well in all respects just like your soul does well. I am happy because of the way you conduct your lives.
Because Diotrephes does not recognize my authority, I will publicly expose what he does in opposing us.
Instead of writing more, I expect to visit you soon, and we will speak directly with one another. Our mutual friends here send their greetings to all of you.