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。

King James Version

3 John

The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.