Spanish, Castilian (La Nueva Biblia al Día)

2 John 1

1Juan, el anciano, a la Señora elegida y a sus hijos, a quienes amo de corazón; y no sólo yo, sino todos los que han conocido la verdad, 2porque la verdad permanece y permanecerá en nosotros para siempre. 3Que la gracia, la misericordia y la paz de Dios Padre y de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, su Hijo, sean con vosotros en verdad y amor.

4Me ha alegrado en gran manera encontrar a algunos de tus hijos y saber que caminan en la verdad, de acuerdo con el mandamiento que recibimos del Padre.

5No creo necesario, Señora, escribirte ahora ningún mandamiento nuevo, pero sí recordarte el que Dios nos dio desde el principio: que nos amemos fraternalmente unos a otros. 6Y el amor consiste precisamente en conducirnos de acuerdo con los mandamientos que Dios nos dio, es decir, en guardar todo cuanto desde un principio él ha dispuesto.

7Pero por ahí andan muchos impostores que no confiesan que Jesucristo vino a nosotros en cuerpo humano y mortal como el nuestro. Quienes eso enseñan son embusteros y anticristos. 8Mirad por vosotros mismos y evitad conduciros como ellos, para que no caiga en saco roto el fruto de vuestro buen trabajo, sino que recibáis en su momento el premio que da el Señor.

9Todo aquel que habiendo perdido el rumbo se aparta de la enseñanza de Cristo y no persevera en ella, se aparta también de Dios. Para tener al Padre y al Hijo es preciso permanecer fielmente en la enseñanza de Cristo. 10Si alguien viene en busca vuestra con ánimo de instruiros, pero no lo hace conforme a la enseñanza “de Cristo, no lo admitáis en vuestra casa ni le deis la bienvenida. “ 11Pensad que si no actuáis de este modo, estaréis tomando parte en sus malas obras.

12Tengo otras muchas cosas que deciros, pero prefiero no hacerlo por carta, porque espero poder visitaros pronto y hablar personalmente con vosotros. Así nuestra alegría será completa.

13Los hijos de tu hermana, también elegida de Dios, te envían saludos.

Amplified Bible

2 John

Walk According to His Commandments

The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) [a]lady and her children, whom I love in truth—and not only I, but also all who know and understand the truth— because of the truth which lives in our hearts and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace (inner calm, a sense of spiritual well-being) will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, in truth and love.

I was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father. Now I ask you, lady, not as if I were writing to you a new commandment, but [simply reminding you of] the one which we have had from the beginning, that we [b]love and unselfishly seek the best for one another. And this is love: that we walk in accordance with His commandments and are guided continually by His precepts. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should [always] walk in love.

For many deceivers [heretics, posing as Christians] have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge and confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh (bodily form). This [person, the kind who does this] is the deceiver and the [c]antichrist [that is, the antagonist of Christ]. Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have accomplished together, but that you may receive a full and perfect reward [when He grants rewards to faithful believers]. Anyone who runs on ahead and does not remain in the doctrine of Christ [that is, one who is not content with what He taught], does not have God; but the one who continues to remain in the teaching [of Christ does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [but diminishes or adds to the doctrine of Christ], do not receive or welcome him into your house, and do not give him a greeting or any encouragement; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting [who encourages him or wishes him success, unwittingly] participates in his evil deeds. 12 I have many things to write to you, but I prefer not to do so with paper (papyrus) and black (ink); but I hope to come to you and speak with you [d]face to face, so that [e]your joy may be complete.

13 The children of your elect (chosen) sister greet you.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 John 1:1 Many scholars believe the words “lady and her children” refer to a specific woman and her family; some others view the words “lady and her children” as the personification of a church and its members.
  2. 2 John 1:5 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
  3. 2 John 1:7 John is not referring to the Antichrist of Revelation, but is using the term generally of anyone who is opposed to the cause of Christ.
  4. 2 John 1:12 Lit mouth to mouth.
  5. 2 John 1:12 One early ms reads our.