New International Version - UK

2 John

The 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 – because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us for ever:

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

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And 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. And 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.

I 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. Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone 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. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

12 I 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.

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

Footnotes

  1. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts you

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

2 Yohana

Kutoka kwa Mzee. Kwa mama mteule pamoja na watoto wake niwapendao katika kweli. Wala si mimi tu niwapendaye bali wote wanaoifahamu kweli; kwa sababu ya ile kweli ikaayo ndani yetu na ambayo itakuwa nasi hadi milele.

Neema, huruma, na amani zitokazo kwa Mungu Baba na kwa Yesu Kristo Mwana wake zitakuwa pamoja nasi katika kweli na upendo.

Kweli Na Upendo

Nimefurahi sana kuona kwamba baadhi ya watoto wako wanadumu katika kweli, kama Baba alivyotuamuru. Na sasa, mama mpendwa, sikuandikii amri mpya, bali ile ile ambayo tumekuwa nayo kutoka mwanzo: kwamba tupendane. Na upendo ni huu: kwamba tuishi kwa kuzifuata amri za Mungu. Na kama mlivyosikia tangu mwanzo, amri yake ni kwamba muishi maisha ya upendo.

Kwa maana wadanganyifu wengi wametokea duniani, watu wasiokiri ya kwamba Kristo alikuja kama mwanadamu. Mtu kama huyo ni mdanganyifu na mpinga-Kristo. Jihadharini msije mkapoteza yale mliyoyafanyia kazi, bali mpewe thawabu kamili.

Mtu ye yote anayevuka mpaka wa mafundisho ya Kristo, na kuyaacha, huyo hana Mungu. Na mtu anayedumu katika mafundisho ya Kristo, huyo anaye Baba na Mwana pia. 10 Mtu ye yote akija kwenu bila kuwaletea mafundisho haya, msimkaribishe nyumbani kwenu, wala msimsalimu. 11 Kwa maana mtu anayemsalimu anashiriki kazi zake za uovu.

12 Ninayo mengi ya kuwaandikia, lakini sipendi kutumia kara tasi na wino. Badala yake ninatarajia kuwatembelea na kuongea nanyi uso kwa uso, ili furaha yetu ikamilike.