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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

3 Johanu

Alàgbà,

Sì Gaiusi, olùfẹ́, ẹni tí mo fẹ́ nínú òtítọ́.

Olùfẹ́, èmi ń gbàdúrà pé nínú ohun gbogbo kí o lè máa dára fún ọ, kí o sì máa wà ni ìlera, àní bí o tí dára fún ọkàn rẹ. Nítorí mo yọ̀ gidigidi, nígbà tí àwọn arákùnrin dé tí wọn sì jẹ́rìí sí ìwà òtítọ́ inú rẹ̀, àní bí ìwọ tí ń rìn nínú òtítọ́. Èmi ni ayọ̀ tí ó tayọ, láti máa gbọ́ pé, àwọn ọmọ mi ń rìn nínú òtítọ́.

Olùfẹ́, ìwọ ń ṣe olóòtítọ́ nínú iṣẹ́ tí ìwọ ń ṣe fún àwọn tí ń ṣe ará, àti pàápàá fún àwọn tí ń ṣe àlejò. Tí wọn ń jẹ́rìí sí ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ níwájú ìjọ: bí ìwọ bá ń pèsè fún wọn ní ọ̀nà àjò wọn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó tí yẹ nínú Ọlọ́run. Nítorí pé, nítorí iṣẹ́ Kristi ni wọ́n ṣe jáde lọ, láìgba ohunkóhun lọ́wọ́ àwọn aláìkọlà. Nítorí náà, ó yẹ kí àwa fi inú rere gba irú àwọn wọ̀nyí, kí àwa lè jẹ́ alábáṣiṣẹ́pọ̀ pẹ̀lú òtítọ́.

Èmi kọ̀wé sí ìjọ: ṣùgbọ́n Diotirefe, ẹni tí ó fẹ́ láti jẹ́ ẹni pàtàkì jùlọ, kò gbà wá. 10 Nítorí náà bí mo bá dé, èmi yóò mú iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ tí ó ṣe wá sì ìrántí rẹ, tí ó ń sọ ọ̀rọ̀ búburú àti ìsọkúsọ sí wa: èyí kò sì tún tẹ́ ẹ lọ́rùn, síbẹ̀ òun fúnrarẹ̀ kọ̀ láti gba àwọn ará, àwọn tí ó sì ń fẹ́ gbà wọ́n, ó ń dá wọn lẹ́kun, ó sì ń lé wọn kúrò nínú ìjọ.

11 Olùfẹ́, má ṣe ṣe àfarawé ohun tí í ṣe ibi bí kò ṣe ohun tí ṣe rere. Ẹni tí ó bá ń ṣe rere ti Ọlọ́run ni; ẹni tí ó ba ń ṣe búburú kò rí Ọlọ́run. 12 Demetriusi ní ẹ̀rí rere lọ́dọ̀ gbogbo ènìyàn àti ní ti òtítọ́ fúnrarẹ̀ pẹ̀lú; nítòótọ́, àwa pẹ̀lú sì gba ẹ̀rí rẹ̀ jẹ́; ẹ̀yin sì mọ̀ pé, òtítọ́ ni ẹ̀rí wa.

13 Èmí ní ohun púpọ̀ láti kọ sínú ìwé sí ọ, ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò fẹ́ fi kálàmù àti tawada kọ wọ́n sínú ìwé. 14 Mo ni ìrètí láti rí ọ láìpẹ́, tí àwa yóò sì sọ̀rọ̀ lójúkojú.

15 Àlàáfíà fún ọ.

Àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ wa tó wà níbí kí ọ. Kí àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ wa tó wà lọ́dọ̀ rẹ ní ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan.