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。

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.