New American Standard Bible

3 John

You Walk in the Truth

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than [a]this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and [b]especially when they are strangers; and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to [c]support such men, so that we may [d]be fellow workers [e]with the truth.

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept [f]what we say. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

13 I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.

15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

Notas al pie

  1. 3 John 1:4 Lit these things, that I hear
  2. 3 John 1:5 Lit this
  3. 3 John 1:8 Or receive such men as guests
  4. 3 John 1:8 Or prove ourselves to be
  5. 3 John 1:8 Or for
  6. 3 John 1:9 Lit us

Knijga O Kristu

Treæa Ivanova poslanica

Dragi moj, molim se da u svemu budeš dobro te da ti je tijelo zdravo kao što znam da ti je zdrava duša.

Veoma su me obradovala neka braća koja su došla i posvjedočila mi da živiš čestito i u Istini.

Za mene nema veće radosti nego kad čujem da moja djeca žive u Istini!

Briga za Božje djelatnike

Dragi moj, postupaš kao pravi vjernik pomažući braći, i to došljacima.

Oni su ovdašnjoj Crkvi pričali o tvojim djelima ljubavi. Dobro činiš opskrbljujući ih za put kako je dostojno Boga.

Jer oni putuju radi Gospodina[a] i ne primaju ništa od nekršćana.[b]

Dužni smo im pružati gostoprimstvo da budemo suradnici Istine.

O tomu sam ukratko pisao Crkvi, ali Diotref, koji želi biti vođa, ne želi s nama ništa imati.

10 Kad dođem onamo, spočitnut ću mu ono što čini naklapajući o nama zlobne riječi. Ne samo da odbija prihvatiti braću koja dođu već to zabranjuje i onima koji bi ih htjeli prihvatiti i izopćuje ih iz Crkve.

11 Dragi moj, ne povodi se za lošim, nego za dobrim. Tko čini dobro, od Boga je; tko čini zlo, ne poznaje Boga.

12 O Demetriju svi govore samo najbolje, a i sama Istina govori njemu u prilog. I mi o njemu možemo isto reći, a znaš da mi govorimo istinu.

Zaključak

13 Mnogo vam još toga imam kazati, ali ne želim o tomu pisati.

14 Nadam se da ću te uskoro vidjeti, pa ćemo razgovarati licem u lice.

15 Neka je Božji mir s tobom.Pozdravljaju te prijatelji! Molim te, pozdravi mi poimence svakoga našeg prijatelja.

Notas al pie

  1. Treæa Ivanova poslanica 1:7 U grčkome: radi Imena.
  2. Treæa Ivanova poslanica 1:7 U grčkome: od pogana.