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 Me, Ɔpanyin, mekyerɛw kɔma Awuraa a wɔayi no ne ne mma a medɔ wɔn yiye no. Ɛnyɛ me nko, na mmom wɔn a wonim nokware no nyinaa dɔ wo, 2 efisɛ, nokware no te yɛn mu na ɛbɛtena yɛn mu akosi daa daa. 3 Adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoe mfi Agya Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo, Agya no Ba no, nkyɛn mmra yɛn so nokware ne ɔdɔ mu.
Nokware ne ɔdɔ
4 M’ani gyei sɛ mihui sɛ mo mma no bi te nokware mu sɛnea Agya no hyɛɛ yɛn no.
5 Enti mereka akyerɛ wo, Awuraa se, momma yɛnnodɔ yɛn ho. Eyi nyɛ mmara foforo a merehyɛ ama wo. Ɛyɛ mmara a wɔahyɛ ama yɛn fi mfitiase. 6 Saa ɔdɔ a mereka ho asɛm yi kyerɛ sɛ, momma yɛntena ase na yɛnyɛ osetie mma Onyankopɔn. Mmara a mote fii mfitiase no kyerɛ sɛ mo nyinaa, montena ase ɔdɔ mu.
7 Adaadaafo a wɔmpae mu nka se Yesu Kristo bae ɔhonam mu no abu so wiase. Saa onipa a ɔte saa no yɛ ɔdaadaafo na ɔyɛ Kristo tamfo nso. 8 Monhwɛ mo ho so yiye na moanhwere nea moayɛ ho adwuma na moanya mo akatua wɔ mu. 9 Obiara a ɔmfa Kristo nkyerɛkyerɛ na ɔtra no, nni Onyankopɔn. Na nea ɔfa nkyerɛkyerɛ no wɔ Agya no ne Ɔba no.
10 Sɛ obi ba mo nkyɛn na wamfa saa nkyerɛkyerɛ yi ammrɛ mo a, munnnye no wɔ mo fi, na monnka nso se, “Asomdwoe nka wo.” 11 Efisɛ, obiara a ɔbekyia no asomdwoe nka no no ka bɔne a ɔyɛ no ho.
Nsɛm a etwa to
12 Mewɔ nsɛm pii ka kyerɛ mo, nanso meremfa krataa ne kyerɛwduru so nka. Na mmom, mɛba nipadua so abɛkasa akyerɛ mo, na moani agye.
13 Wo nuabea a wɔayi no no mma no kyia wo.