To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, just as you are progressing spiritually. 3It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,1:5 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. even though they are strangers to you. 6They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honours God. 7It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.
9I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. 10So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
11Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 12Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone – and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.
13I have much to write to you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. 14I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
15Peace to you.
The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
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.