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.
1Cunaj yuyaj Juanmi,
Dios agllashca can panimanpish, cambaj huahuacunamanpish quillcani. Cancunataca tucui shunguhuanmi cʼuyani. Mana ñucallachu cʼuyani, ashtahuanpish cashcatataj huillashcata yachajcunapish tucuicunallatajmi cʼuyanchij. 2Cashcatataj huillashcata ñucanchij shungupi charishcamantami, cʼuyanchij. Chai shimicunaca ñucanchijpica, huiñaitami tiyanga.
3Yaya Diospish, Yaya Diospaj Churi Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunataca jatunta cʼuyashpa, llaquishpa, sumaj causaita cushca cachun. Cʼuyanatapish cashcatataj huillashcapi nishca shina cushca cachun.
4Cancunamanta maijancunaca, cashcatataj huillashcataca, Yaya Dios ñucanchijta mandashca shinatajmi alli caticushcacuna. Paicunahuan tupashpami achcata cushicurcani. 5Shina cajpica cunanca panicu, caishuj chaishujhuan cʼuyanacuchunmi mandani. Manaraj mandashca ima mushujtaca mana quillcanichu. Ashtahuanpish caitaca, callarillamantataj ña yachashcallatami yuyachicuni. 6Cʼuyanacushpami, Dios mandashcacunapi nishca shinataj causashun. ‘Cʼuyanacushpa causaichij’ nishcataca, callarillamantatajmi uyarcanguichij.
7Cai pachapica llullashpa crichijcunaca, ñamari achcacuna puricun. Chaicunaca: “Jesucristoca, mana runa aichayuj tucushpachu shamurca” nincunami. Chashna huillajca llullashpa crichijmi, Cristota pʼiñajmi. 8Yuyaipi causanguichij, ñataj ñucanchij cancunata servishcamantaca, imata mana japishpa saquiringuichijman. Ashtahuanpish chai japina cashcataca, tucuita japingapaj, alli yuyaihuan catinguichij.
9Maijanpish Cristo yachachishcata saquishpa, ima shujtajta catishpaca, mana Diospajchu. Maijanpish Cristo yachachishcallata catijca, Yaya Diostapish, Paipaj Churitapishmi charin. 10Maijanpish cancunapajman shamushpa, cai yachachinata mana yachachijpica, ama huasipi chasquinguichijchu. ‘Allitaj shamungui’ nishpallapish, ama ninguichijchu. 11Maijanpish ‘Allitaj shamurcangui’ nishpa chasquijca, paipish mana allita rurajllatajmi tucun.
12Cancunaman achca yachachinata charishpapish, mana tintahuan papelpi quillcashpa cachasha ninichu. Ashtahuanpish randinmanta cushicungapajmi, cancunahuan ñahui ñahui parlanacunaman shamuna yuyailla cani.
13Dios agllashca cambaj ñañapaj huahuacunapish cantaca, ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincunami. Chashna cachun.