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.

Korean Living Bible

요한이서 1:1-13

1장로인 나는 하나님께서 선택하신 1:1 본서의 ‘부인’ 은교회를가리키고그 ‘자녀들’ 은성도들을가리킨다는견해가많은지지를받고있다.부인과 부인의 자녀들에게 편지합니다. 나는 여러분을 참으로 사랑하며 나뿐만 아니라 진리를 아는 모든 사람들도 여러분을 사랑합니다.

2이것은 우리 안에 있고 영원히 우리와 함께할 진리 때문입니다.

3이렇게 진리와 사랑 안에 사는 우리에게 하나님 아버지와 예수 그리스도께서 은혜와 자비와 평안을 내려 주시기를 기도합니다.

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4여러분의 자녀 가운데 우리가 받은 하나님의 계명대로 진리 안에서 사는 사람들이 있다는 소식을 들으니 매우 기쁩니다.

5부인이여, 서로 사랑하십시오. 내가 써 보내는 이 계명은 새로운 것이 아니라 우리가 처음부터 받은 것입니다.

6하나님 아버지의 계명을 따라 사는 것이 곧 사랑이며 계명은 여러분이 처음부터 들은 대로 서로 사랑하는 것입니다.

7유혹하는 사람들이 나타났습니다. 그들은 예수 그리스도가 1:7 또는 ‘육체로’인간으로 오신 것을 인정하지 않는 자들입니다. 이런 사람들이 바로 유혹하는 자들이며 그리스도의 원수입니다.

8여러분은 자신을 살펴 우리가 이루어 놓은 것을 잃지 말고 넘치는 하늘의 상을 받도록 하십시오.

9지나치게 앞질러서 그리스도의 가르침을 따르지 않고 외면하는 사람은 누구든지 하나님을 모시지 못합니다. 그러나 그리스도의 가르침을 따라 사는 사람은 하나님 아버지와 아들을 함께 모시게 됩니다.

10만일 누가 그리스도의 가르침이 아닌 다른 것을 전하려고 여러분을 찾아오거든 그를 집에 맞아들이지도 말고 인사도 하지 마십시오.

11그런 사람에게 인사를 하면 그의 악한 행동에 참여하는 것이 됩니다.

12내가 여러분에게 할 말이 많지만 그것을 편지에 다 쓰고 싶지는 않습니다. 오히려 여러분을 직접 만나 서로 이야기하며 기쁨을 나누었으면 합니다.

13하나님이 선택하신 부인 자매의 자녀들이 부인에게 문안합니다.