Knijga O Kristu

2 Ivanova 1:1-13

Pozdrav

1Od starješine Ivana1 U grčkome: samo od starješine. izabranoj Gospođi i njezinoj djeci1 Ili: od Boga izabranoj crkvi i njezinim članovima; ili: izabranoj Kiriji i njezinoj djeci. koju volim u Istini—i to ne samo ja, već svi oni koji su Istinu upoznali 2—radi istine koja je trajno u nama i bit će s nama zauvijek.

3Neka budu s nama milost, milosrđe i mir koji dolaze od Boga Oca i od njegova Sina Isusa Krista u istini i ljubavi.

Život u istini

4Silno sam se obradovao što sam među tvojom djecom našao takve koji žive u istini, kao što nam je zapovjedio Otac.

5A sada te molim, Gospođo, da volimo jedni druge. Ne pišem ti to neku novu zapovijed, već onu koju smo imali od početka. 6Ljubav se sastoji u tomu da živimo po Božjim zapovijedima. Živite u toj zapovijedi da ljubite jedni druge, kao što ste čuli od početka.

7U svijetu su se pojavili brojni zavodnici koji ne priznaju da je Isus Krist došao na zemlju u tijelu. Takvi su ljudi obmanjivači i antikristi. 8Pazite da ne izgubite ono što ste već stekli, nego da primite potpunu plaću. 9Tko god zakorači izvan Kristova učenja, neće imati zajedništva s Bogom. Ali tko ostane u Kristovu učenju, imat će zajedništvo i s Ocem i sa Sinom.

10Dođe li vas tko poučavati, a ne donosi to učenje, ne pozivajte ga u svoj dom i ne pozdravljajte ga. 11Pozdravljate li ga, sudionici ste u njegovim zlodjelima.

Završetak i pozdrav

12Mnogo vam još toga imam kazati, ali ne želim to učiniti u pismu. Nadam se da ću doći k vama i licem u lice s vama razgovarati da naša radost bude potpuna.

13Pozdravljaju te djeca tvoje sestre,13 Ili: članovi tvoje sestrinske crkve. izabranice Božje.

New International Reader's Version

2 John 1:1-13

1I, the elder, am writing this letter.

I am sending it to the lady chosen by God and to her children. I love all of you because of the truth. I’m not the only one who loves you. So does everyone who knows the truth. 2I love you because of the truth that is alive in us. This truth will be with us forever.

3God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will give you grace, mercy and peace. These blessings will be with us because we love the truth.

4It has given me great joy to find some of your children living by the truth. That’s just what the Father commanded us to do. 5Dear lady, I’m not writing you a new command. I’m writing a command we’ve had from the beginning. I’m asking that we love one another. 6The way we show our love is to obey God’s commands. He commands you to lead a life of love. That’s what you have heard from the beginning.

7I say this because many people have tried to fool others. These people have gone out into the world. They don’t agree that Jesus Christ came in a human body. People like this try to trick others. These people are like the great enemy of Christ. 8Watch out that you don’t lose what we have worked for. Make sure that you get your full reward. 9Suppose someone thinks they know more than we do. So they don’t follow Christ’s teaching. Then that person doesn’t belong to God. But whoever follows Christ’s teaching belongs to the Father and the Son. 10Suppose someone comes to you and doesn’t teach these truths. Then don’t take them into your house or welcome them. 11Anyone who welcomes them shares in their evil work.

12I have a lot to write to you. But I don’t want to use paper and ink. I hope I can visit you instead. Then I can talk with you face to face. That will make our joy complete.

13The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.