1 This letter is from John, the elder.[a]
I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.
2 Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 Some of the traveling teachers[b] recently returned and made me very happy by telling me about your faithfulness and that you are living according to the truth. 4 I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.
Caring for the Lord’s Workers
5 Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. 6 They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. 7 For they are traveling for the Lord,[c] and they accept nothing from people who are not believers.[d] 8 So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.
9 I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us. 10 When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusations he is making against us. Not only does he refuse to welcome the traveling teachers, he also tells others not to help them. And when they do help, he puts them out of the church.
11 Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.[e]
12 Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.
13 I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to write it with pen and ink. 14 For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.
15 [f]Peace be with you.
Your friends here send you their greetings. Please give my personal greetings to each of our 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.