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.

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2 Yohana

Kutoka kwa Mzee. Kwa mama mteule pamoja na watoto wake niwapendao katika kweli. Wala si mimi tu niwapendaye bali wote wanaoifahamu kweli; kwa sababu ya ile kweli ikaayo ndani yetu na ambayo itakuwa nasi hadi milele.

Neema, huruma, na amani zitokazo kwa Mungu Baba na kwa Yesu Kristo Mwana wake zitakuwa pamoja nasi katika kweli na upendo.

Kweli Na Upendo

Nimefurahi sana kuona kwamba baadhi ya watoto wako wanadumu katika kweli, kama Baba alivyotuamuru. Na sasa, mama mpendwa, sikuandikii amri mpya, bali ile ile ambayo tumekuwa nayo kutoka mwanzo: kwamba tupendane. Na upendo ni huu: kwamba tuishi kwa kuzifuata amri za Mungu. Na kama mlivyosikia tangu mwanzo, amri yake ni kwamba muishi maisha ya upendo.

Kwa maana wadanganyifu wengi wametokea duniani, watu wasiokiri ya kwamba Kristo alikuja kama mwanadamu. Mtu kama huyo ni mdanganyifu na mpinga-Kristo. Jihadharini msije mkapoteza yale mliyoyafanyia kazi, bali mpewe thawabu kamili.

Mtu ye yote anayevuka mpaka wa mafundisho ya Kristo, na kuyaacha, huyo hana Mungu. Na mtu anayedumu katika mafundisho ya Kristo, huyo anaye Baba na Mwana pia. 10 Mtu ye yote akija kwenu bila kuwaletea mafundisho haya, msimkaribishe nyumbani kwenu, wala msimsalimu. 11 Kwa maana mtu anayemsalimu anashiriki kazi zake za uovu.

12 Ninayo mengi ya kuwaandikia, lakini sipendi kutumia kara tasi na wino. Badala yake ninatarajia kuwatembelea na kuongea nanyi uso kwa uso, ili furaha yetu ikamilike.