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.
11 Joh 8:32; 3Joh 1Kuuma kũrĩ niĩ Mũthuuri wa Kanitha,
Ndaandĩka marũa maya kũrĩ mũtumia ũrĩa mũthuure, o hamwe na ciana ciake, arĩa nyendete kũna kũna, na to niĩ nyiki, no nĩ hamwe na arĩa othe mamenyete ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma: 22 2Pet 1:12; 1Joh 1:8makamwenda tondũ wa ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma, ũrĩa ũtũũraga thĩinĩ witũ, o na ũgũtũũra na ithuĩ nginya tene:
33 Arom 1:7Wega, na tha, na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe, na kuuma kũrĩ Jesũ Kristũ, o we Mũriũ wa Ithe witũ, irĩikaraga na ithuĩ thĩinĩ wa ũhoro wa ma, na wa wendo.
44 3Joh 3Nĩngenete mũno nĩkuona ciana imwe ciaku igĩthiĩ na njĩra ya ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma, o ta ũrĩa Ithe witũ aatwathire. 55 1Joh 2:7Na rĩu, mũtumia ũyũ mwende, ti rĩathani rĩerũ ndĩrakwandĩkĩra, no nĩ rĩrĩa tũtũire narĩo kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria. Ngũũria atĩ twendanage mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ. 66 1Joh 2:5Naguo wendani nĩ atĩrĩ: Atĩ tũthiiage na njĩra ya gwathĩkĩra maathani make. O ta ũrĩa mũiguĩte kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria, rĩathani rĩake nĩ atĩ mũthiiage mũrĩ o na wendani ũcio.
77 1Joh 2:8; 1Joh 4:1Aheenania, aingĩ arĩa matetĩkĩtie atĩ Jesũ Kristũ ookire arĩ na mwĩrĩ, nĩmarorũũra gũkũ thĩ. Mũndũ ta ũcio nĩ mũheenania na nĩ mũmena-Kristũ. 88 Math 10:42; Mar 10:29; 1Akor 3:8Mwĩhũgagei nĩguo mũtigate kĩrĩa mũrutĩire wĩra, no mũtuĩke a gũkaaheo mũcaara wanyu ũrĩ wothe. 99 1Joh 2:23; 1Joh 2:23Mũndũ o wothe ũkĩraga njano akarega kũrũmĩrĩra ũrutani wa Kristũ, ũcio ndakoragwo na Ngai; no ũrĩa ũikaraga ũrutani-inĩ ũcio, we arĩ na Ithe witũ o na Mũriũ. 1010 Arom 16:17Mũndũ o wothe angĩũka kũrĩ inyuĩ arĩ na ũrutani ũngĩ tiga ũcio-rĩ, mũtikanamũnyiite ũgeni o na kana mũmwamũkĩre kwanyu mũciĩ. 1111 1Tim 5:22Mũndũ wothe ũngĩmwamũkĩra, nĩkũgwatanĩra magwatanĩire nake ciĩko ciake cia waganu.
1212 Joh 3:29; 3Joh 13, 14Ndĩ na maũndũ maingĩ ma kũmwandĩkĩra, no ndikwenda kũhũthĩra karatathi na rangi. Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, ndĩrehoka kũmũceerera njaranĩrie na inyuĩ tũkĩonanaga, nĩgeetha gĩkeno giitũ kĩiganĩre.
1313 2Joh 1Nĩmwageithio nĩ ciana cia mwarĩ wa maitũguo ũrĩa mũthuure.