Knijga O Kristu

2 Ivanova 1:1-13

Pozdrav

1Od starješine Ivana1 U grčkome: samo od starješine. izabranoj Gospođi i njezinoj djeci1 Ili: od Boga izabranoj crkvi i njezinim članovima; ili: izabranoj Kiriji i njezinoj djeci. koju volim u Istini—i to ne samo ja, već svi oni koji su Istinu upoznali 2—radi istine koja je trajno u nama i bit će s nama zauvijek.

3Neka budu s nama milost, milosrđe i mir koji dolaze od Boga Oca i od njegova Sina Isusa Krista u istini i ljubavi.

Život u istini

4Silno sam se obradovao što sam među tvojom djecom našao takve koji žive u istini, kao što nam je zapovjedio Otac.

5A sada te molim, Gospođo, da volimo jedni druge. Ne pišem ti to neku novu zapovijed, već onu koju smo imali od početka. 6Ljubav se sastoji u tomu da živimo po Božjim zapovijedima. Živite u toj zapovijedi da ljubite jedni druge, kao što ste čuli od početka.

7U svijetu su se pojavili brojni zavodnici koji ne priznaju da je Isus Krist došao na zemlju u tijelu. Takvi su ljudi obmanjivači i antikristi. 8Pazite da ne izgubite ono što ste već stekli, nego da primite potpunu plaću. 9Tko god zakorači izvan Kristova učenja, neće imati zajedništva s Bogom. Ali tko ostane u Kristovu učenju, imat će zajedništvo i s Ocem i sa Sinom.

10Dođe li vas tko poučavati, a ne donosi to učenje, ne pozivajte ga u svoj dom i ne pozdravljajte ga. 11Pozdravljate li ga, sudionici ste u njegovim zlodjelima.

Završetak i pozdrav

12Mnogo vam još toga imam kazati, ali ne želim to učiniti u pismu. Nadam se da ću doći k vama i licem u lice s vama razgovarati da naša radost bude potpuna.

13Pozdravljaju te djeca tvoje sestre,13 Ili: članovi tvoje sestrinske crkve. izabranice Božje.

New International Version – UK

2 John 1:1-13

1The elder,

To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth – and not I only, but also all who know the truth – 2because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us for ever:

3Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

4It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

7I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch out that you do not lose what we1:8 Some manuscripts you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

12I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

13The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.