Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰二书

我这做长老的写信给蒙拣选的女士[a]和你的儿女,就是我本着真理所爱的。你们不单是我所爱的,也是一切认识真理的人所爱的。 我们爱你们,因为真理在我们里面,并且永远与我们同在。

从父上帝和祂儿子耶稣基督而来的恩典、怜悯和平安也必在真理和爱中与我们同在!

彼此相爱

你的儿女当中有人按照我们从父领受的命令遵行真理,我知道后非常欣慰。 女士啊,我现在劝你,我们大家要彼此相爱。这不是新命令,而是我们从起初就已经领受的命令。 爱就是遵行上帝的命令,这是你们从起初就听过又当遵行的命令。

提防骗子

因为现在世上有许多骗子出来迷惑人,他们否认耶稣基督曾降世为人。这样的人是骗子,是敌基督者。 你们要谨慎,好得到完满的赏赐,免得我们前功尽弃。 谁偏离基督的教导,谁心中就没有上帝;谁遵守基督的教导,谁就有父和子与他同在。 10 若有人到你们那里不传基督的教导,不要请他到家里,也不要问候他, 11 因为问候他就是与他同流合污。

结语

12 我还有许多事要告诉你们,但不想借助纸墨,而是希望有机会到你们那里与你们当面畅谈,使我们充满喜乐。

13 你那蒙拣选之姊妹的儿女问候你。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 学者一般认为“蒙拣选的女士”是指教会。

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.