Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

3 Johanu

Alàgbà,

Sì Gaiusi, olùfẹ́, ẹni tí mo fẹ́ nínú òtítọ́.

Olùfẹ́, èmi ń gbàdúrà pé nínú ohun gbogbo kí o lè máa dára fún ọ, kí o sì máa wà ni ìlera, àní bí o tí dára fún ọkàn rẹ. Nítorí mo yọ̀ gidigidi, nígbà tí àwọn arákùnrin dé tí wọn sì jẹ́rìí sí ìwà òtítọ́ inú rẹ̀, àní bí ìwọ tí ń rìn nínú òtítọ́. Èmi ni ayọ̀ tí ó tayọ, láti máa gbọ́ pé, àwọn ọmọ mi ń rìn nínú òtítọ́.

Olùfẹ́, ìwọ ń ṣe olóòtítọ́ nínú iṣẹ́ tí ìwọ ń ṣe fún àwọn tí ń ṣe ará, àti pàápàá fún àwọn tí ń ṣe àlejò. Tí wọn ń jẹ́rìí sí ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ níwájú ìjọ: bí ìwọ bá ń pèsè fún wọn ní ọ̀nà àjò wọn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó tí yẹ nínú Ọlọ́run. Nítorí pé, nítorí iṣẹ́ Kristi ni wọ́n ṣe jáde lọ, láìgba ohunkóhun lọ́wọ́ àwọn aláìkọlà. Nítorí náà, ó yẹ kí àwa fi inú rere gba irú àwọn wọ̀nyí, kí àwa lè jẹ́ alábáṣiṣẹ́pọ̀ pẹ̀lú òtítọ́.

Èmi kọ̀wé sí ìjọ: ṣùgbọ́n Diotirefe, ẹni tí ó fẹ́ láti jẹ́ ẹni pàtàkì jùlọ, kò gbà wá. 10 Nítorí náà bí mo bá dé, èmi yóò mú iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ tí ó ṣe wá sì ìrántí rẹ, tí ó ń sọ ọ̀rọ̀ búburú àti ìsọkúsọ sí wa: èyí kò sì tún tẹ́ ẹ lọ́rùn, síbẹ̀ òun fúnrarẹ̀ kọ̀ láti gba àwọn ará, àwọn tí ó sì ń fẹ́ gbà wọ́n, ó ń dá wọn lẹ́kun, ó sì ń lé wọn kúrò nínú ìjọ.

11 Olùfẹ́, má ṣe ṣe àfarawé ohun tí í ṣe ibi bí kò ṣe ohun tí ṣe rere. Ẹni tí ó bá ń ṣe rere ti Ọlọ́run ni; ẹni tí ó ba ń ṣe búburú kò rí Ọlọ́run. 12 Demetriusi ní ẹ̀rí rere lọ́dọ̀ gbogbo ènìyàn àti ní ti òtítọ́ fúnrarẹ̀ pẹ̀lú; nítòótọ́, àwa pẹ̀lú sì gba ẹ̀rí rẹ̀ jẹ́; ẹ̀yin sì mọ̀ pé, òtítọ́ ni ẹ̀rí wa.

13 Èmí ní ohun púpọ̀ láti kọ sínú ìwé sí ọ, ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò fẹ́ fi kálàmù àti tawada kọ wọ́n sínú ìwé. 14 Mo ni ìrètí láti rí ọ láìpẹ́, tí àwa yóò sì sọ̀rọ̀ lójúkojú.

15 Àlàáfíà fún ọ.

Àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ wa tó wà níbí kí ọ. Kí àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ wa tó wà lọ́dọ̀ rẹ ní ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan.

New International Reader's Version

3 John

I, the elder, am writing this letter.

I am sending it to you, my dear friend Gaius. I love you because of the truth.

Dear friend, I know that your spiritual life is going well. I pray that you also may enjoy good health. And I pray that everything else may go well with you. Some believers came to me and told me that you are faithful to the truth. They told me that you continue to live by it. This news gave me great joy. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living by the truth.

Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters. You are faithful even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love. Please help them by sending them on their way in a manner that honors God. They started on their journey to serve Jesus Christ. They didn’t receive any help from those who aren’t believers. So we should welcome people like them. We should work together with them for the truth.

I wrote to the church. But Diotrephes will not welcome us. He loves to be the first in everything. 10 So when I come, I will point out what he is doing. He is saying evil things that aren’t true about us. Even this doesn’t satisfy him. So he refuses to welcome other believers. He also keeps others from welcoming them. In fact, he throws them out of the church.

11 Dear friend, don’t be like those who do evil. Be like those who do good. Anyone who does what is good belongs to God. Anyone who does what is evil hasn’t really seen or known God. 12 Everyone says good things about Demetrius. He lives in keeping with the truth. We also say good things about him. And you know that what we say is true.

13 I have a lot to write to you. But I don’t want to write with pen and ink. 14 I hope I can see you soon. Then we can talk face to face.

May you have peace.

The friends here send their greetings. Greet each one of the friends there.