Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰三書

我這作長老的寫信給親愛的該猶,就是我本著真理所愛的人。 親愛的弟兄,衷心地祝你凡事順利,身體和靈魂一樣健康。

該猶的好品行

有弟兄們來為你的行為做見證,說你忠心地遵行真理,這使我非常欣慰。 沒有比聽見自己的孩子遵行真理更使我歡喜了。

親愛的弟兄,你常常忠心地照顧素不相識的弟兄, 他們把你的愛心告訴了教會。願你照著上帝所喜悅的方式繼續幫助他們, 因為他們為了主耶穌的名四處傳道,不收取非信徒的任何東西。 我們應該接待這樣的人,好與他們一同傳揚真理。

丟特腓的惡行

我曾寫信給你那裡的教會,但喜歡做領袖的丟特腓不理會我們。 10 因此,我若去你們那裡,會提及他的所作所為,就是他怎樣惡言中傷我們。不僅如此,他還拒絕接待弟兄,並且禁止別人接待,甚至將接待的人趕出教會。

抑惡揚善

11 親愛的弟兄,不要效法罪惡,要效法美善。行善的人屬於上帝,行惡的人不認識上帝。 12 低米丟得到了眾人的好評,真理本身也為他做見證,我們也為他做見證。你們知道我們的見證是真實的。

結語

13 我本來有很多事想跟你談,但不想用筆墨寫給你, 14 只希望可以快快地見到你,跟你當面暢談。

15 祝你平安!這裡的朋友們都問候你,請代我一一問候你那邊的朋友。

Amplified Bible

3 John

You Walk in the Truth

The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved and esteemed Gaius, whom I love in truth.

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]. 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. I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living [their lives] in the truth.

Beloved, you are acting faithfully in what you are providing for the brothers, and especially when they are strangers; 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. For these [traveling missionaries] went out for the sake of the Name [of Christ], accepting nothing [in the way of assistance] from the Gentiles. 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].

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.

13 I had many things [to say when I began] to write to you, but I prefer not to put it down with pen (reed) and [a]black (ink); 14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak [b]face to face.

15 Peace be to you. The friends [here] greet you. Greet the friends [personally] by name.

Notas al pie

  1. 3 John 1:13 A mixture of water, charcoal, and gum resin used for writing.
  2. 3 John 1:14 Lit mouth to mouth.