Amplified Bible

2 John

Walk According to His Commandments

The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) [a]lady and her children, whom I love in truth—and not only I, but also all who know and understand the truth— because of the truth which lives in our hearts and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace (inner calm, a sense of spiritual well-being) will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, in truth and love.

I was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father. Now I ask you, lady, not as if I were writing to you a new commandment, but [simply reminding you of] the one which we have had from the beginning, that we [b]love and unselfishly seek the best for one another. And this is love: that we walk in accordance with His commandments and are guided continually by His precepts. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should [always] walk in love.

For many deceivers [heretics, posing as Christians] have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge and confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh (bodily form). This [person, the kind who does this] is the deceiver and the [c]antichrist [that is, the antagonist of Christ]. Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have accomplished together, but that you may receive a full and perfect reward [when He grants rewards to faithful believers]. Anyone who runs on ahead and does not remain in the doctrine of Christ [that is, one who is not content with what He taught], does not have God; but the one who continues to remain in the teaching [of Christ does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [but diminishes or adds to the doctrine of Christ], do not receive or welcome him into your house, and do not give him a greeting or any encouragement; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting [who encourages him or wishes him success, unwittingly] participates in his evil deeds. 12 I have many things to write to you, but I prefer not to do so with paper (papyrus) and black (ink); but I hope to come to you and speak with you [d]face to face, so that [e]your joy may be complete.

13 The children of your elect (chosen) sister greet you.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 John 1:1 Many scholars believe the words “lady and her children” refer to a specific woman and her family; some others view the words “lady and her children” as the personification of a church and its members.
  2. 2 John 1:5 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
  3. 2 John 1:7 John is not referring to the Antichrist of Revelation, but is using the term generally of anyone who is opposed to the cause of Christ.
  4. 2 John 1:12 Lit mouth to mouth.
  5. 2 John 1:12 One early ms reads our.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

2 Juan

Ako nga manugdumala sang mga tumuluo nagapangamusta sa imo bilang babayi nga pinili sang Dios kag sa imo mga anak. Ginahigugma ko gid kamo, kag indi lang ako kundi ang tanan man nga nakakilala sang kamatuoran. Ginahigugma namon kamo tungod sang kamatuoran nga aton nabaton, kag ina nga kamatuoran magapabilin sa aton sa wala sing katapusan.

Kabay pa nga magapabilin sa aton ang bugay,[a] kaluoy, kag paghidaet[b] nga halin sa Dios nga Amay kag kay Jesu-Cristo nga iya Anak samtang nagakabuhi kita suno sa kamatuoran kag gugma.

Ang Kamatuoran kag ang Gugma

Nalipay gid ako sang pagkahibalo ko nga may mga anak ka nga nagasunod sa kamatuoran, suno sa ginsugo sa aton sang Dios nga Amay. Gani, nagapangabay ako sa imo nga maghigugmaanay kita tanan. Ining akon ginasulat sa imo indi bag-o nga sugo, kundi amo ini ang sugo nga ginhatag sa aton sugod sang nagtuo kita. Ang gugma makita sa aton kon ginatuman ta ang mga sugo sang Dios. Kag ang iya sugo nga inyo nabatian sugod sang nagtuo kamo amo ini: dapat magkabuhi kamo nga may paghigugma.

Importante ini, kay madamo na nga mga manugpatalang ang naglalapta sa kalibutan. Ini nga mga tawo wala nagakilala nga si Jesu-Cristo nagpakatawo. Amo ini ang mga tawo nga manugpatalang kag mga anti-Cristo. Gani mag-andam gid kamo agod indi madula ang inyo ginpangabudlayan, kundi makabaton kamo sang bug-os nga padya.

Ang wala nagasunod sa mga pagtulun-an ni Cristo, kundi nagatudlo sang sobra pa sini, wala sa iya ang Dios. Pero ang nagasunod sa sina nga mga pagtulun-an, ara sa iya ang Amay kag ang Anak. 10 Gani kon may magkadto sa inyo nga wala nagadala sang mga pagtulun-an ni Cristo, indi ninyo siya pagbatuna sa inyo balay, kag indi siya pagsapaka. 11 Kay ang tawo nga nagasapak sa mga pareho sina nagakaumid sa kalautan nga ila ginahimo.

12 Madamo pa kuntani ang akon isugid sa inyo, pero indi ko na lang pag-isulat, kay nagalaom ako nga makabisita man ako dira kag makapakigsugilanon sa inyo agod mangin malipayon gid kita.

13 Nagapangamusta sa imo ang mga anak sang imo utod nga babayi nga isa man sang mga pinili sang Dios.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3 bugay: ukon, pagpakamaayo.
  2. 1:3 paghidaet: ukon, maayo nga kahimtangan.