1I, the elder, am writing this letter.
I am sending it to you, my dear friend Gaius. I love you because of the truth.
2Dear friend, I know that your spiritual life is going well. I pray that you also may enjoy good health. And I pray that everything else may go well with you. 3Some believers came to me and told me that you are faithful to the truth. They told me that you continue to live by it. This news gave me great joy. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living by the truth.
5Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters. You are faithful even though they are strangers to you. 6They have told the church about your love. Please help them by sending them on their way in a manner that honors God. 7They started on their journey to serve Jesus Christ. They didn’t receive any help from those who aren’t believers. 8So we should welcome people like them. We should work together with them for the truth.
9I wrote to the church. But Diotrephes will not welcome us. He loves to be the first in everything. 10So when I come, I will point out what he is doing. He is saying evil things that aren’t true about us. Even this doesn’t satisfy him. So he refuses to welcome other believers. He also keeps others from welcoming them. In fact, he throws them out of the church.
11Dear friend, don’t be like those who do evil. Be like those who do good. Anyone who does what is good belongs to God. Anyone who does what is evil hasn’t really seen or known God. 12Everyone says good things about Demetrius. He lives in keeping with the truth. We also say good things about him. And you know that what we say is true.
13I have a lot to write to you. But I don’t want to write with pen and ink. 14I hope I can see you soon. Then we can talk face to face.
15May you have peace.
The friends here send their greetings. Greet each one of the friends there.
1Cunaj yuyaj Juanmi,
ñuca tucui shunguhuan cʼuyashca huauqui Gayoman quillcani:
2Cʼuyashca huauquicu, cambaj almapica allimi cangui. Chashnallataj tucui imapipish alli cachun, cambaj cuerpopipish allilla puricuchunmi Diosta mañacuni. 3Maijan crijcuna shamushpami, can allita ruracushcatapish, cashcatataj huillashcapi nishca shinataj causacushcatapish parlarcacuna. Chaita uyashpami, jatunta cushicurcani. 4Cashcatataj huillashcata ñuca huahuacuna alli caticujta uyashpami, tucuimanta yalli cushicuni.
5Cʼuyashca huauquicu, caishuj huauquicunapaj imallatapish rurashpa servishpaca, jatun allitamari ruracungui. Ashtahuancarin mana rijsishca huauquicunata servishpaca, yallitaj allitamari ruracungui. 6Paicunaca, tandanacushca crijcunapaj ñaupajpimi, can ima shina paicunata cʼuyashcataca huillarcacuna. Paicuna Taita Diosta servinapi ima illajpipish, ashtahuan huillagrichun cushpa cachapanguilla. 7Paicunaca, Jesucristopaj shutita huillangapajmi rircacuna. Chaiman ricushpaca, mana israelcunapajtaca imata mana chasquircacunachu. 8Chashna cajpica, ñucanchijmari paicunataca chasquina canchij. Cashcatataj paicuna huillacunpica, ñucanchijpish chashna maquita cushunri.
9Tandanacushca crijcunamanmi, ñucaca ña quillcarcani. Chaita cachajpipish, Diótrefes runaca, paicunata punta pushaj tucusha nishpami, ñucanchijtaca mana chasquin. 10Chaimanta ñuca rishpaca, ñucanchijta pʼiñashpa huashalla parlarishpa, llullashpa imatapish juchachishpa purishcataca rimashatajmi. Chaillata rurashca cajpichu, shujtaj crijcuna chaiman chayajpipish, manamari chasquisha ninchu. Maijan chasquisha nijtapish jarcacunmari. Chasquijcunatacarin tandanacushca crijcunapuramanta llujshichishpamari cachan.
11Cʼuyashca huauquicu, millaita rurajcunataca ama catingui, ashtahuanpish allicuna imata rurashcatami catina cangui. Maijanpish allita rurajca, Taita Diospajmi. Maijanpish millaita rurajca, Taita Diostaca mana ricushcachu. 12Demetriotaca tucuicunami alli nincuna. Cashcatataj huillashcapipish, pai alli cashcataca ricuchinmi. Pai ima shina cashcataca ñucanchijllatajpish ricushcanchijmi. Ñucanchijca, imatapish chashnataj cajpi huillaj cashcataca, cancunallataj yachanguichijmi.
13Canmanca, achcatami quillcasha yuyarcani. Shina cashpapish mana tintahuan, plumahuan quillcashpa cachasha ninichu. 14Ashtahuanpish ñuca quiquintaj canta ricunaman ñalla shamuna cashpami, mana quillcani. Chaipi canhuan ñahui ñahui parlashunllami.
15Canca sumaj causaita charipangui. Cambaj alli rijsishcacunapish cantaca, ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincunami. Canpish tucui ñucanchij rijsishcacunata, ‘¿Allillachu canguichij?’ nipangui.