“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:10 He prateth against us - Both them and me, thereby endeavouring to excuse himself.
3Jo 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth. It may be necessary for him to come. If he does, he will arraign Diotrephes for his deeds. Prating against us with malicious words. Excusing himself by maligning John. Neither doth he himself receive the brethren. The messengers John sent. And forbiddeth them that would. Seeks to prevent any of the church from hearing or extending hospitality to these messengers. And casting [them] out of the church. Seeks to have them denied Christian fellowship.