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3 Juan

El anciano,

al querido hermano Gayo, a quien amo en la verdad.

Querido hermano, oro para que te vaya bien en todos tus asuntos y goces de buena salud, así como prosperas espiritualmente. Me alegré mucho cuando vinieron unos hermanos y dieron testimonio de tu fidelidad,[a] y de cómo estás poniendo en práctica la verdad. Nada me produce más alegría que oír que mis hijos practican la verdad.

Querido hermano, te comportas fielmente en todo lo que haces por los hermanos, aunque no los conozcas.[b] Delante de la iglesia ellos han dado testimonio de tu amor. Harás bien en ayudarlos a seguir su viaje, como es digno de Dios. Ellos salieron por causa del Nombre, sin nunca recibir nada de los paganos; nosotros, por lo tanto, debemos brindarles hospitalidad, y así colaborar con ellos en la verdad.

Le escribí algunas líneas a la iglesia, pero Diótrefes, a quien le encanta ser el primero entre ellos, no nos acepta. 10 Por eso, si voy, no dejaré de reprocharle su comportamiento, ya que, con palabras malintencionadas, habla contra nosotros solo por hablar. Como si fuera poco, ni siquiera recibe a los hermanos, y a quienes quieren hacerlo, no los deja y los expulsa de la iglesia.

11 Querido hermano, no imites lo malo, sino lo bueno. El que hace lo bueno es de Dios; el que hace lo malo no ha visto a Dios. 12 En cuanto a Demetrio, todos dan buen testimonio de él, incluso la verdad misma. También nosotros lo recomendamos, y bien sabes que nuestro testimonio es verdadero.

13 Tengo muchas cosas que decirte, pero prefiero no hacerlo por escrito; 14 espero verte muy pronto, y entonces hablaremos personalmente.

15 La paz sea contigo. Tus amigos aquí te mandan saludos. Saluda a los amigos allá, a cada uno en particular.

Notas al pie

  1. 3 fidelidad. Lit. verdad.
  2. 5 aunque no los conozcas. Alt. aunque para ti sean extraños.

Amplified Bible

3 John

You Walk in the Truth

The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved and esteemed Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. For I was greatly pleased when [some of the] brothers came [from time to time] and testified to your [faithfulness to the] truth [of the gospel message], that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living [their lives] in the truth.

Beloved, you are acting faithfully in what you are providing for the brothers, and especially when they are strangers; and they have testified before the church of your love and friendship. You will do well to [assist them and] send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. For these [traveling missionaries] went out for the sake of the Name [of Christ], accepting nothing [in the way of assistance] from the Gentiles. So we ought to support such people [welcoming them as guests and providing for them], so that we may be fellow workers for the truth [that is, for the gospel message of salvation].

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to put himself first, does not accept what we say and refuses to recognize my authority. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, unjustly accusing us with wicked words and unjustified charges. And not satisfied with this, he refuses to receive the [missionary] brothers himself, and also forbids those who want to [welcome them] and puts them out of the church.

11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but [imitate] what is good. The one who practices good [exhibiting godly character, moral courage and personal integrity] is of God; the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen God [he has no personal experience with Him and does not know Him at all]. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony and commendation from everyone—and from the truth [the standard of God’s word] itself; and we add our testimony and speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.

13 I had many things [to say when I began] to write to you, but I prefer not to put it down with pen (reed) and [a]black (ink); 14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak [b]face to face.

15 Peace be to you. The friends [here] greet you. Greet the friends [personally] by name.

Notas al pie

  1. 3 John 1:13 A mixture of water, charcoal, and gum resin used for writing.
  2. 3 John 1:14 Lit mouth to mouth.