You Walk in the Truth
1 The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved and esteemed Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2 Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. 3 For I was greatly pleased when [some of the] brothers came [from time to time] and testified to your [faithfulness to the] truth [of the gospel message], that is, how you are walking in truth. 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living [their lives] in the truth.
5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in what you are providing for the brothers, and especially when they are strangers; 6 and they have testified before the church of your love and friendship. You will do well to [assist them and] send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 7 For these [traveling missionaries] went out for the sake of the Name [of Christ], accepting nothing [in the way of assistance] from the Gentiles. 8 So we ought to support such people [welcoming them as guests and providing for them], so that we may be fellow workers for the truth [that is, for the gospel message of salvation].
9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to put himself first, does not accept what we say and refuses to recognize my authority. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, unjustly accusing us with wicked words and unjustified charges. And not satisfied with this, he refuses to receive the [missionary] brothers himself, and also forbids those who want to [welcome them] and puts them out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but [imitate] what is good. The one who practices good [exhibiting godly character, moral courage and personal integrity] is of God; the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen God [he has no personal experience with Him and does not know Him at all]. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony and commendation from everyone—and from the truth [the standard of God’s word] itself; and we add our testimony and speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.
15 Peace be to you. The friends [here] greet you. Greet the friends [personally] by name.
1Cunaj yuyaj Juanmi,
ñuca tucui shunguhuan cʼuyashca huauqui Gayoman quillcani:
2Cʼuyashca huauquicu, cambaj almapica allimi cangui. Chashnallataj tucui imapipish alli cachun, cambaj cuerpopipish allilla puricuchunmi Diosta mañacuni. 3Maijan crijcuna shamushpami, can allita ruracushcatapish, cashcatataj huillashcapi nishca shinataj causacushcatapish parlarcacuna. Chaita uyashpami, jatunta cushicurcani. 4Cashcatataj huillashcata ñuca huahuacuna alli caticujta uyashpami, tucuimanta yalli cushicuni.
5Cʼuyashca huauquicu, caishuj huauquicunapaj imallatapish rurashpa servishpaca, jatun allitamari ruracungui. Ashtahuancarin mana rijsishca huauquicunata servishpaca, yallitaj allitamari ruracungui. 6Paicunaca, tandanacushca crijcunapaj ñaupajpimi, can ima shina paicunata cʼuyashcataca huillarcacuna. Paicuna Taita Diosta servinapi ima illajpipish, ashtahuan huillagrichun cushpa cachapanguilla. 7Paicunaca, Jesucristopaj shutita huillangapajmi rircacuna. Chaiman ricushpaca, mana israelcunapajtaca imata mana chasquircacunachu. 8Chashna cajpica, ñucanchijmari paicunataca chasquina canchij. Cashcatataj paicuna huillacunpica, ñucanchijpish chashna maquita cushunri.
9Tandanacushca crijcunamanmi, ñucaca ña quillcarcani. Chaita cachajpipish, Diótrefes runaca, paicunata punta pushaj tucusha nishpami, ñucanchijtaca mana chasquin. 10Chaimanta ñuca rishpaca, ñucanchijta pʼiñashpa huashalla parlarishpa, llullashpa imatapish juchachishpa purishcataca rimashatajmi. Chaillata rurashca cajpichu, shujtaj crijcuna chaiman chayajpipish, manamari chasquisha ninchu. Maijan chasquisha nijtapish jarcacunmari. Chasquijcunatacarin tandanacushca crijcunapuramanta llujshichishpamari cachan.
11Cʼuyashca huauquicu, millaita rurajcunataca ama catingui, ashtahuanpish allicuna imata rurashcatami catina cangui. Maijanpish allita rurajca, Taita Diospajmi. Maijanpish millaita rurajca, Taita Diostaca mana ricushcachu. 12Demetriotaca tucuicunami alli nincuna. Cashcatataj huillashcapipish, pai alli cashcataca ricuchinmi. Pai ima shina cashcataca ñucanchijllatajpish ricushcanchijmi. Ñucanchijca, imatapish chashnataj cajpi huillaj cashcataca, cancunallataj yachanguichijmi.
13Canmanca, achcatami quillcasha yuyarcani. Shina cashpapish mana tintahuan, plumahuan quillcashpa cachasha ninichu. 14Ashtahuanpish ñuca quiquintaj canta ricunaman ñalla shamuna cashpami, mana quillcani. Chaipi canhuan ñahui ñahui parlashunllami.
15Canca sumaj causaita charipangui. Cambaj alli rijsishcacunapish cantaca, ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincunami. Canpish tucui ñucanchij rijsishcacunata, ‘¿Allillachu canguichij?’ nipangui.