1The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 3Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 7For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
12Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
1Cunaj yuyaj Juanmi,
Dios agllashca can panimanpish, cambaj huahuacunamanpish quillcani. Cancunataca tucui shunguhuanmi cʼuyani. Mana ñucallachu cʼuyani, ashtahuanpish cashcatataj huillashcata yachajcunapish tucuicunallatajmi cʼuyanchij. 2Cashcatataj huillashcata ñucanchij shungupi charishcamantami, cʼuyanchij. Chai shimicunaca ñucanchijpica, huiñaitami tiyanga.
3Yaya Diospish, Yaya Diospaj Churi Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunataca jatunta cʼuyashpa, llaquishpa, sumaj causaita cushca cachun. Cʼuyanatapish cashcatataj huillashcapi nishca shina cushca cachun.
4Cancunamanta maijancunaca, cashcatataj huillashcataca, Yaya Dios ñucanchijta mandashca shinatajmi alli caticushcacuna. Paicunahuan tupashpami achcata cushicurcani. 5Shina cajpica cunanca panicu, caishuj chaishujhuan cʼuyanacuchunmi mandani. Manaraj mandashca ima mushujtaca mana quillcanichu. Ashtahuanpish caitaca, callarillamantataj ña yachashcallatami yuyachicuni. 6Cʼuyanacushpami, Dios mandashcacunapi nishca shinataj causashun. ‘Cʼuyanacushpa causaichij’ nishcataca, callarillamantatajmi uyarcanguichij.
7Cai pachapica llullashpa crichijcunaca, ñamari achcacuna puricun. Chaicunaca: “Jesucristoca, mana runa aichayuj tucushpachu shamurca” nincunami. Chashna huillajca llullashpa crichijmi, Cristota pʼiñajmi. 8Yuyaipi causanguichij, ñataj ñucanchij cancunata servishcamantaca, imata mana japishpa saquiringuichijman. Ashtahuanpish chai japina cashcataca, tucuita japingapaj, alli yuyaihuan catinguichij.
9Maijanpish Cristo yachachishcata saquishpa, ima shujtajta catishpaca, mana Diospajchu. Maijanpish Cristo yachachishcallata catijca, Yaya Diostapish, Paipaj Churitapishmi charin. 10Maijanpish cancunapajman shamushpa, cai yachachinata mana yachachijpica, ama huasipi chasquinguichijchu. ‘Allitaj shamungui’ nishpallapish, ama ninguichijchu. 11Maijanpish ‘Allitaj shamurcangui’ nishpa chasquijca, paipish mana allita rurajllatajmi tucun.
12Cancunaman achca yachachinata charishpapish, mana tintahuan papelpi quillcashpa cachasha ninichu. Ashtahuanpish randinmanta cushicungapajmi, cancunahuan ñahui ñahui parlanacunaman shamuna yuyailla cani.
13Dios agllashca cambaj ñañapaj huahuacunapish cantaca, ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincunami. Chashna cachun.