Walk According to His Commandments
1 The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth, 2 for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father. 5 Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 9 [a]Anyone who [b]goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
12 Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that [c]your joy may be made full.
13 The children of your chosen sister greet you.
1 Nze omukadde mpandiikira omukyala omulonde awamu n’abaana be, be njagalira ddala mu mazima, si nze mbaagala nzekka, wabula n’abo bonna abategeera amazima. 2 Amazima ago gabeera mu ffe, era gajjanga kubeera mu ffe emirembe gyonna.
3 Ekisa, n’okusaasira n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Yesu Kristo Omwana wa Kitaffe bijjanga kubeera naffe mu mazima ne mu kwagala.
4 Nnasanyuka nnyo, bwe nnasanga abamu ku baana bo nga batambulira mu mazima nga bwe twalagirwa Kitaffe. 5 Naye nnyabo kaakano nkusaba nga siri ng’akuwa ekiragiro ekiggya, naye nkujjukiza ekiragiro ekyo Katonda kye yatuwa okuva ku lubereberye nti, “Twagalanenga.” 6 Era kuno kwe kwagalana nti tugonderenga ebiragiro bya Katonda. Kubanga okuva ku lubereberye twategeezebwa nga bwe tuteekwa okutambula.
7 Mwekuume, abalimba bangi mu nsi abatakkiriza nti Yesu yayambala omubiri. Buli muntu ayogera bw’atyo mulimba era mulabe wa Kristo. 8 Mwekuume, muleme okufiirwa kye twakolerera, wabula mukikuume kubanga mulifuna empeera yammwe yonna. 9 Buli asukka ku ebyo Kristo by’ayigiriza n’atabinywereramu, talina Katonda; naye oyo anywerera mu kuyigiriza okwo alina Kitaffe n’Omwana. 10 Omuntu yenna bw’ajja gye muli, n’atayigiriza bw’atyo, temumwanirizanga mu nnyumba yammwe, n’okulamusa temumulamusanga. 11 Kubanga buli amusembeza aba yeenyigidde mu bikolwa ebyo ebibi.
12 Mbadde na bingi eby’okubawandiikira, kyokka saagala byonna kubibawandiikira buwandiikizi, wabula nsuubira okubakyalira tulyoke twogeraganye nga tulabagana amaaso n’amaaso, essanyu lyaffe liryoke lituukirire.
13 Abaana ba mwannyoko omulonde bakulamusizza.