Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰三书

我这做长老的写信给亲爱的该犹,就是我本着真理所爱的人。 亲爱的弟兄,衷心地祝你凡事顺利,身体和灵魂一样健康。

该犹的好品行

有弟兄们来为你的行为做见证,说你忠心地遵行真理,这使我非常欣慰。 没有比听见自己的孩子遵行真理更使我欢喜了。

亲爱的弟兄,你常常忠心地照顾素不相识的弟兄, 他们把你的爱心告诉了教会。愿你照着上帝所喜悦的方式继续帮助他们, 因为他们为了主耶稣的名四处传道,不收取非信徒的任何东西。 我们应该接待这样的人,好与他们一同传扬真理。

丢特腓的恶行

我曾写信给你那里的教会,但喜欢做领袖的丢特腓不理会我们。 10 因此,我若去你们那里,会提及他的所作所为,就是他怎样恶言中伤我们。不仅如此,他还拒绝接待弟兄,并且禁止别人接待,甚至将接待的人赶出教会。

抑恶扬善

11 亲爱的弟兄,不要效法罪恶,要效法美善。行善的人属于上帝,行恶的人不认识上帝。 12 低米丢得到了众人的好评,真理本身也为他做见证,我们也为他做见证。你们知道我们的见证是真实的。

结语

13 我本来有很多事想跟你谈,但不想用笔墨写给你, 14 只希望可以快快地见到你,跟你当面畅谈。

15 祝你平安!这里的朋友们都问候你,请代我一一问候你那边的朋友。

New Living Translation

3 John

Greetings

This letter is from John, the elder.[a]

I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. Some of the traveling teachers[b] recently returned and made me very happy by telling me about your faithfulness and that you are living according to the truth. I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.

Caring for the Lord’s Workers

Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. For they are traveling for the Lord,[c] and they accept nothing from people who are not believers.[d] So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.

I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us. 10 When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusations he is making against us. Not only does he refuse to welcome the traveling teachers, he also tells others not to help them. And when they do help, he puts them out of the church.

11 Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.[e]

12 Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.

Conclusion

13 I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to write it with pen and ink. 14 For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.

15 [f]Peace be with you.

Your friends here send you their greetings. Please give my personal greetings to each of our friends there.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Greek From the elder.
  2. 3 Greek the brothers; also in verses 5 and 10.
  3. 7a Greek They went out on behalf of the Name.
  4. 7b Greek from Gentiles.
  5. 11 Greek they have not seen God.
  6. 15 Some English translations combine verses 14 and 15 into verse 14.