若望三书:Chapter 1
若望三书 3 John
1我长老致书给可爱的加约,就是我在真理内所爱的。1I, the elder, to my dear friend Gaius, whom I love sincerely.
2亲爱的,祝你诸事顺利,并祝你健康,就如你的灵魂常顺利一样。2Dear friend, may everything go well with you and may you enjoy health of body and soul.
3有些弟兄来,证明你在真理内,就是说你怎样在真理内生活,我很高兴。3I greatly rejoiced with the friends who arrived and praised your truth, and how you live the truth.
4我听说我的孩子们在真理内生活,我没有比这再大的喜乐了。4Nothing gives me greater joy than to know that my children live in the truth.
5亲爱的,凡你对弟兄,尤其对旅客所行的,都是真信徒的行为。5Beloved, you do well to care for the brothers and sisters as you do. I mean those coming from other places.
6他们在教会前证明了你的爱德。你若以相称天主的态度,帮助他们走上旅途,就是做了善事,6They spoke of your charity before the assembled Church. It will be well to provide them with what they need to continue their journey, as if you did it for God.
7因为他们出发是为主的名字,并没有从外教人接受什么;7In reality, they have set out on the road for his name without accepting anything from the pagans.
8所以我们应当款待这样的人,为叫我们成为与真理合作的人。8We should receive such persons, making ourselves their cooperators in the work of the truth.
9我给教会写过信,但是那在他们中间爱作首领的狄约勒斐,却不承认我们。9I have written these words to the Church. But Diotrephes, who is anxious to preside over it, does not acknowledge our authority.
10为此,我若来到,必要指摘他所行的事,就是他用恶言恶语诽谤我们的事;但这为他还不够:他自己不款待弟兄们,连那愿意款待的,他也加以阻止,甚而将他们逐出教会。10So when I come, I will not cease reproaching his manner of acting, since he discredited us with words of evil intent. And not content with that, he does not receive the friends and even restrains those who want to receive them, and expels them from the Church.
11亲爱的,你不要效法恶,但要效法善:那行善的是出于天主,那作恶的是没有见过天主。11Dear friend, do not imitate evil, but only the good. Whoever does good is of God. Whoever does evil does not know God.
12众人和真理本身都给德默特琉作证,我们自己也给他作证,而你也知道我们所作的证是真实的。12Now about Demetrius: everyone praises him, even the truth itself. We, too, praise him, and you know that when we recommend anyone, we do it according to the truth.
13我本来有许多事要写给你,但是我不愿意以笔墨给你写;13I have many things to tell you, but I do not want to do it in writing.
14只希望快见到你,我们好亲口面谈。14I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace be with you. Your friends greet you. Greet the friends for me, each one by name.
若望三书:Chapter 1