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

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

3 Yohana

Kutoka Kwa Mzee. Kwa mpendwa wangu Gayo, nimpendaye katika kweli. Mpendwa, ninakuombea ufanikiwe katika mambo yote na kwamba uwe na afya njema ya mwili; kwa maana najua roho yako ni salama. Nilifurahi sana walipokuja ndugu kadhaa wakashuhudia jinsi ulivyo mwaminifu katika kweli na jinsi unavyoendelea kuishi katika kweli. Hakuna kitu kinachonifurahisha zaidi kuliko kusi kia kwamba watoto wangu wanafuata kweli.

Uaminifu Wa Gayo

Mpendwa, wewe umekuwa mwaminifu kwa yote unayowatendea hao ndugu, ingawaje wao ni wageni kwako. Wamelishuhudia kanisa kuhusu upendo wako. Tafadhali wasaidie waendelee na safari yao kwa namna itakayompendeza Mungu. Kwa maana wanasafiri kwa ajili ya Bwana na wamekataa kupokea cho chote kutoka kwa watu wasiomjua Mungu . Kwa hiyo tunawajibu wa kuwasaidia watu wa namna hiyo ili tuwe watenda kazi pamoja nao kwa ajili ya kweli.

Diotrefe Na Demetrio

Niliandika barua kwa hilo kanisa; lakini Diotrefe apendaye kujiweka mbele kama kiongozi wao, hatambui mamlaka yangu. 10 Kwa hiyo nitakapokuja nitaeleza mambo anayofanya; na kuhusu maneno maovu anayosema juu yangu. Wala hatosheki na hayo bali anakataa kuwakaribisha ndugu. Pia anawazuia wale ambao wanataka kuwakarib isha na anawafukuza kutoka katika kanisa. 11 Mpendwa, usiige ubaya bali iga wema. Atendaye mema ni wa Mungu. Atendaye uovu hajapata kumwona Mungu. 12 Demetrio anashuhudiwa wema na kila mtu na hata kweli yenyewe inamshuhudia. Mimi pia ninamshuhudia wema, na wewe unajua kwamba ushuhuda wangu ni wa kweli.

Salamu Za Mwisho

13 Ninayo mengi ya kukuandikia, lakini afadhali nisitumie kalamu na wino. 14 Natarajia kukuona karibuni na tutaongea uso kwa uso.