New Amharic Standard Version

3 ዮሐንስ 1:1-15

1ሽማግሌው፤

በእውነት ለምወደው ለውድ ወዳጄ፣ ለጋይዮስ፤

2ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ ነፍስህ በመልካም ሁኔታ ላይ እንዳለች ሁሉ መልካም ጤንነት እንዲኖርህና በነገር ሁሉ እንዲሳካልህ እጸልያለሁ። 3ለእውነት ታማኝ እንደሆንህና የምትመላለሰውም በእውነት እንደሆነ አንዳንድ ወንድሞች መጥተው ስለ አንተ ሲመሰክሩልኝ እጅግ ደስ አለኝ። 4ልጆቼ በእውነት የሚመላለሱ መሆናቸውን ከመስማት የሚበልጥ ደስታ የለኝም።

5ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ ለአንተ እንግዶች ቢሆኑም እንኳ ለወንድሞች በምታደርገው ነገር ሁሉ ታማኝ ነህ። 6እነርሱ አንተ ስላለህ ፍቅር በቤተ ክርስቲያን ፊት መስክረዋል፤ በመንገዳቸውም እግዚአብሔርን ደስ በሚያሰኝ ሁኔታ ብትረዳቸው መልካም ታደርጋለህ፤ 7ስለ ስሙ የወጡት ከአሕዛብ ምንም ሳይቀበሉ ነውና። 8እንግዲህ አብረን ለእውነት እንድንሠራ እንዲህ ያሉትን ሰዎች ልናስተና ግድ ይገባናል።

9ለቤተ ክርስቲያኒቱ ጽፌ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን መሪ መሆን የሚወደው ዲዮጥራጢስ አይቀበለንም። 10ስለዚህ እኔ ከመጣሁ እርሱ በክፉ ቃላት ስማችንን ለማጥፋት የሚያደርገውን ሁሉ ይፋ አወጣለሁ፤ ይህም አልበቃ ብሎት ወንድሞችን አይቀበልም፤ ሊቀበሏቸው የሚፈልጉትን ይከለክላቸዋል፤ ከቤተ ክርስቲያንም ያስወጣቸዋል።

11ወዳጅ ሆይ፤ መልካም የሆነውን እንጂ ክፉውን አትምሰል። መልካም የሆነውን የሚያደርግ ሁሉ ከእግዚአብሔር ነው። ክፉ የሚያደርግ ግን እግዚአብሔርን አላየውም። 12ለድሜጥሮስ፣ ሰው ሁሉ ይመሰክርለታል፤ እውነት ራሷም ትመሰክርለታለች፤ እኛ ደግሞ እንመሰክርለታለን፤ እናንተም ምስክርነታችን እውነት እንደሆነ ታውቃላችሁ። 13የምጽፍልህ ብዙ ነገር ነበረኝ፤ ይሁን እንጂ በቀለምና በብርዕ እንዲሆን አልፈልግም፤ 14በቅርቡ ላይህ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ፤ ፊት ለፊትም እንነጋገራለን። 15ሰላም ለአንተ ይሁን፤ ወዳጆች ሰላምታ ያቀርቡልሃል። ለወዳጆች በየስማቸው ሰላምታ አቅርብልኝ።

New International Reader’s Version

3 John 1:1-15

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.