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。

The Message

2 John

1-2 My dear congregation, I, your pastor, love you in very truth. And I’m not alone—everyone who knows the Truth that has taken up permanent residence in us loves you.

Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, Son of the Father!

4-6 I can’t tell you how happy I am to learn that many members of your congregation are diligent in living out the Truth, exactly as commanded by the Father. But permit me a reminder, friends, and this is not a new commandment but simply a repetition of our original and basic charter: that we love each other. Love means following his commandments, and his unifying commandment is that you conduct your lives in love. This is the first thing you heard, and nothing has changed.

Don’t Walk Out on God

There are a lot of smooth-talking charlatans loose in the world who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ was truly human, a flesh-and-blood human being. Give them their true title: Deceiver! Antichrist!

8-9 And be very careful around them so you don’t lose out on what we’ve worked so diligently in together; I want you to get every reward you have coming to you. Anyone who gets so progressive in his thinking that he walks out on the teaching of Christ, walks out on God. But whoever stays with the teaching, stays faithful to both the Father and the Son.

10-11 If anyone shows up who doesn’t hold to this teaching, don’t invite him in and give him the run of the place. That would just give him a platform to perpetuate his evil ways, making you his partner.

12-13 I have a lot more things to tell you, but I’d rather not use paper and ink. I hope to be there soon in person and have a heart-to-heart talk. That will be far more satisfying to both you and me. Everyone here in your sister congregation sends greetings.