2 John Maori Bible (MAORI)
1 Na te kaumatua ki te wahine rangatira whiriwhiri ratou ko ana tamariki, e arohatia ponotia nei e ahau; ehara i te mea e ahau anake, engari e nga tangata katoa kua matau ki te pono:
2 He whakaaro hoki ki te pono e mau nei i roto i a tatou, a e mau ano ki a tatou ake ake:
3 Kia tau ki a koutou te aroha noa, te mahi tohu, me te rangimarie, he mea na te Atua Matua, na te Ariki hoki, na Ihu Karaiti, na te Tama a te Matua, i runga ano i te pono, i te aroha.
4 Hari pu ahau noku i kite i etahi o au tamariki e haere ana i runga i te pono, e whakarite ana i te ture kua homai ki a tatou e te Matua.
5 Na, tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe, e tai, ehara i te ture hou taku e tuhituhi atu nei ki a koe, engari ko tera i a tatou no te timatanga, kia aroha tatou tetahi ki tetahi.
6 Ko te aroha hoki tenei, kia haere tatou i runga i ana ture. Ko te ture ano tenei, kia rite ki ta koutou i rongo ai i te timatanga, hei runga i tera he haerenga mo koutou.
7 He tokomaha hoki te hunga whakapohehe kua tae mai ki te ao, kahore nei i whakaae i haere mai a Ihu Karaiti i te kikokiko. Ko te kaiwhakapohehe tenei, ko te anatikaraiti.
8 Kia whai whakaaro ki a koutou ano, kei maumauria a tatou mahi, engari kia tino nui te utu e riro i a tatou.
9 Ko te tangata e poka ke ana, kahore nei e mau ki te ako a te Karaiti, kahore te Atua i a ia: ko te tangata e mau ana ki te ako a te Karaiti, kei tenei te Matua me te Tama.
10 Ki te tae atu tetahi ki a koutou, ki te kore tenei ako e kawea e ia, kaua ia e puritia ki te whare, kaua ano hoki e oha ki a ia:
11 Ki te oha hoki etahi ki a ia, ka uru ia ki ana mahi kino.
12 He maha nga mea hei tuhituhinga atu maku ki a koutou, heoi kihai ahau i pai kia tuhia atu ki te pepa, ki te mangumangu: engari e mea ana ahau tera ahau e haere atu ki a koutou, a ka korero atu, he mangai, he mangai, kia tino nui ai to tatou hari.
13 Tenei te oha atu nei ki a koe nga tamariki a tou teina whiriwhiri. Amine.
2 John New International Version (NIV)
1 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— 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5 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. 6 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.
7 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. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 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.