1I, the elder, am writing this letter.
I am sending it to the lady chosen by God and to her children. I love all of you because of the truth. I’m not the only one who loves you. So does everyone who knows the truth. 2I love you because of the truth that is alive in us. This truth will be with us forever.
3God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will give you grace, mercy and peace. These blessings will be with us because we love the truth.
4It has given me great joy to find some of your children living by the truth. That’s just what the Father commanded us to do. 5Dear lady, I’m not writing you a new command. I’m writing a command we’ve had from the beginning. I’m asking that we love one another. 6The way we show our love is to obey God’s commands. He commands you to lead a life of love. That’s what you have heard from the beginning.
7I say this because many people have tried to fool others. These people have gone out into the world. They don’t agree that Jesus Christ came in a human body. People like this try to trick others. These people are like the great enemy of Christ. 8Watch out that you don’t lose what we have worked for. Make sure that you get your full reward. 9Suppose someone thinks they know more than we do. So they don’t follow Christ’s teaching. Then that person doesn’t belong to God. But whoever follows Christ’s teaching belongs to the Father and the Son. 10Suppose someone comes to you and doesn’t teach these truths. Then don’t take them into your house or welcome them. 11Anyone who welcomes them shares in their evil work.
12I have a lot to write to you. But I don’t want to use paper and ink. I hope I can visit you instead. Then I can talk with you face to face. That will make our joy complete.
13The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.
11 Joh 8:32; 3Joh 1Kuuma kũrĩ niĩ Mũthuuri wa Kanitha,
Ndaandĩka marũa maya kũrĩ mũtumia ũrĩa mũthuure, o hamwe na ciana ciake, arĩa nyendete kũna kũna, na to niĩ nyiki, no nĩ hamwe na arĩa othe mamenyete ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma: 22 2Pet 1:12; 1Joh 1:8makamwenda tondũ wa ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma, ũrĩa ũtũũraga thĩinĩ witũ, o na ũgũtũũra na ithuĩ nginya tene:
33 Arom 1:7Wega, na tha, na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe, na kuuma kũrĩ Jesũ Kristũ, o we Mũriũ wa Ithe witũ, irĩikaraga na ithuĩ thĩinĩ wa ũhoro wa ma, na wa wendo.
44 3Joh 3Nĩngenete mũno nĩkuona ciana imwe ciaku igĩthiĩ na njĩra ya ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma, o ta ũrĩa Ithe witũ aatwathire. 55 1Joh 2:7Na rĩu, mũtumia ũyũ mwende, ti rĩathani rĩerũ ndĩrakwandĩkĩra, no nĩ rĩrĩa tũtũire narĩo kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria. Ngũũria atĩ twendanage mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ. 66 1Joh 2:5Naguo wendani nĩ atĩrĩ: Atĩ tũthiiage na njĩra ya gwathĩkĩra maathani make. O ta ũrĩa mũiguĩte kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria, rĩathani rĩake nĩ atĩ mũthiiage mũrĩ o na wendani ũcio.
77 1Joh 2:8; 1Joh 4:1Aheenania, aingĩ arĩa matetĩkĩtie atĩ Jesũ Kristũ ookire arĩ na mwĩrĩ, nĩmarorũũra gũkũ thĩ. Mũndũ ta ũcio nĩ mũheenania na nĩ mũmena-Kristũ. 88 Math 10:42; Mar 10:29; 1Akor 3:8Mwĩhũgagei nĩguo mũtigate kĩrĩa mũrutĩire wĩra, no mũtuĩke a gũkaaheo mũcaara wanyu ũrĩ wothe. 99 1Joh 2:23; 1Joh 2:23Mũndũ o wothe ũkĩraga njano akarega kũrũmĩrĩra ũrutani wa Kristũ, ũcio ndakoragwo na Ngai; no ũrĩa ũikaraga ũrutani-inĩ ũcio, we arĩ na Ithe witũ o na Mũriũ. 1010 Arom 16:17Mũndũ o wothe angĩũka kũrĩ inyuĩ arĩ na ũrutani ũngĩ tiga ũcio-rĩ, mũtikanamũnyiite ũgeni o na kana mũmwamũkĩre kwanyu mũciĩ. 1111 1Tim 5:22Mũndũ wothe ũngĩmwamũkĩra, nĩkũgwatanĩra magwatanĩire nake ciĩko ciake cia waganu.
1212 Joh 3:29; 3Joh 13, 14Ndĩ na maũndũ maingĩ ma kũmwandĩkĩra, no ndikwenda kũhũthĩra karatathi na rangi. Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, ndĩrehoka kũmũceerera njaranĩrie na inyuĩ tũkĩonanaga, nĩgeetha gĩkeno giitũ kĩiganĩre.
1313 2Joh 1Nĩmwageithio nĩ ciana cia mwarĩ wa maitũguo ũrĩa mũthuure.