1The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 3Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 7For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
12Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
11 a 3Yk 1 b Bar 16:13 c Yk 8:32Nze omukadde mpandiikira omukyala omulonde awamu n’abaana be, be njagalira ddala mu mazima, si nze mbaagala nzekka, wabula n’abo bonna abategeera amazima. 22 a 2Pe 1:12 b 1Yk 1:8Amazima ago gabeera mu ffe, era gajjanga kubeera mu ffe emirembe gyonna.
33 Bar 1:7Ekisa, n’okusaasira n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Yesu Kristo Omwana wa Kitaffe bijjanga kubeera naffe mu mazima ne mu kwagala.
44 3Yk 3, 4Nnasanyuka nnyo, bwe nnasanga abamu ku baana bo nga batambulira mu mazima nga bwe twalagirwa Kitaffe. 55 1Yk 2:7; 3:11Naye nnyabo kaakano nkusaba nga siri ng’akuwa ekiragiro ekiggya, naye nkujjukiza ekiragiro ekyo Katonda kye yatuwa okuva ku lubereberye nti, “Twagalanenga.” 66 1Yk 2:5Era kuno kwe kwagalana nti tugonderenga ebiragiro bya Katonda. Kubanga okuva ku lubereberye twategeezebwa nga bwe tuteekwa okutambula.
77 a 1Yk 2:22; 4:2, 3 b 1Yk 4:1 c 1Yk 2:18Mwekuume, abalimba bangi mu nsi abatakkiriza nti Yesu yayambala omubiri. Buli muntu ayogera bw’atyo mulimba era mulabe wa Kristo. 88 1Ko 3:8Mwekuume, muleme okufiirwa kye twakolerera, wabula mukikuume kubanga mulifuna empeera yammwe yonna. 99 1Yk 2:23Buli asukka ku ebyo Kristo by’ayigiriza n’atabinywereramu, talina Katonda; naye oyo anywerera mu kuyigiriza okwo alina Kitaffe n’Omwana. 1010 Bar 16:17Omuntu yenna bw’ajja gye muli, n’atayigiriza bw’atyo, temumwanirizanga mu nnyumba yammwe, n’okulamusa temumulamusanga. 1111 1Ti 5:22Kubanga buli amusembeza aba yeenyigidde mu bikolwa ebyo ebibi.
1212 3Yk 13, 14Mbadde na bingi eby’okubawandiikira, kyokka saagala byonna kubibawandiikira buwandiikizi, wabula nsuubira okubakyalira tulyoke twogeraganye nga tulabagana amaaso n’amaaso, essanyu lyaffe liryoke lituukirire.
1313 nny 1Abaana ba mwannyoko omulonde bakulamusizza.