New Amharic Standard Version

3 ዮሐንስ 1:1-15

1ሽማግሌው፤

በእውነት ለምወደው ለውድ ወዳጄ፣ ለጋይዮስ፤

2ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ ነፍስህ በመልካም ሁኔታ ላይ እንዳለች ሁሉ መልካም ጤንነት እንዲኖርህና በነገር ሁሉ እንዲሳካልህ እጸልያለሁ። 3ለእውነት ታማኝ እንደሆንህና የምትመላለሰውም በእውነት እንደሆነ አንዳንድ ወንድሞች መጥተው ስለ አንተ ሲመሰክሩልኝ እጅግ ደስ አለኝ። 4ልጆቼ በእውነት የሚመላለሱ መሆናቸውን ከመስማት የሚበልጥ ደስታ የለኝም።

5ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ ለአንተ እንግዶች ቢሆኑም እንኳ ለወንድሞች በምታደርገው ነገር ሁሉ ታማኝ ነህ። 6እነርሱ አንተ ስላለህ ፍቅር በቤተ ክርስቲያን ፊት መስክረዋል፤ በመንገዳቸውም እግዚአብሔርን ደስ በሚያሰኝ ሁኔታ ብትረዳቸው መልካም ታደርጋለህ፤ 7ስለ ስሙ የወጡት ከአሕዛብ ምንም ሳይቀበሉ ነውና። 8እንግዲህ አብረን ለእውነት እንድንሠራ እንዲህ ያሉትን ሰዎች ልናስተና ግድ ይገባናል።

9ለቤተ ክርስቲያኒቱ ጽፌ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን መሪ መሆን የሚወደው ዲዮጥራጢስ አይቀበለንም። 10ስለዚህ እኔ ከመጣሁ እርሱ በክፉ ቃላት ስማችንን ለማጥፋት የሚያደርገውን ሁሉ ይፋ አወጣለሁ፤ ይህም አልበቃ ብሎት ወንድሞችን አይቀበልም፤ ሊቀበሏቸው የሚፈልጉትን ይከለክላቸዋል፤ ከቤተ ክርስቲያንም ያስወጣቸዋል።

11ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ መልካም የሆነውን እንጂ ክፉውን አትምሰል። መልካም የሆነውን የሚያደርግ ሁሉ ከእግዚአብሔር ነው። ክፉ የሚያደርግ ግን እግዚአብሔርን አላየውም። 12ለድሜጥሮስ፣ ሰው ሁሉ ይመሰክርለታል፤ እውነት ራሷም ትመሰክርለታለች፤ እኛ ደግሞ እንመሰክርለታለን፤ እናንተም ምስክርነታችን እውነት እንደሆነ ታውቃላችሁ። 13የምጽፍልህ ብዙ ነገር ነበረኝ፤ ይሁን እንጂ በቀለምና በብርዕ እንዲሆን አልፈልግም፤ 14በቅርቡ ላይህ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ፤ ፊት ለፊትም እንነጋገራለን። 15ሰላም ለአንተ ይሁን፤ ወዳጆች ሰላምታ ያቀርቡልሃል። ለወዳጆች በየስማቸው ሰላምታ አቅርብልኝ።

New International Version

3 John 1:1-15

1The elder,

To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

2Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

5Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,1:5 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. even though they are strangers to you. 6They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. 7It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.

9I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. 10So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.

11Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 12Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone—and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.

13I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. 14I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

15Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.