3RD Taratasin'i Jaona

1:1 The Elder, to Gaius, tena malala, whom I love in the truth.
1:2 Tena malala, concerning everything, I make it my prayer that you may benefit by advancing and succeeding in whatever may be to the benefit of your soul.
1:3 I was very glad when the brothers arrived, and when they offered testimony to the truth in you, that you are walking in the truth.
1:4 I have no greater grace than this, when I hear that my sons are walking in the truth.
1:5 Tena malala, dia tokony hanao zavatra amim-pahatokiana ao na inona na inona ho an'ny rahalahy, ary ireo izay vahiny;
1:6 dia efa fijoroana ho vavolombelona ny fitiavana eo imason'i ny Fiangonana. Ianao dia ho tsara mba hitarika izany amim-pahamendrehana ireo amin'Andriamanitra.
1:7 Fa niainga, misolo ny anarany, nandray na inona na inona avy amin'ny tsy mpino.
1:8 Noho izany, dia tsy maintsy manaiky toy ireo, mba mba hiara-miasa amin'ny fahamarinana.
1:9 As it happens, I had written to the church. But Diotrephes, who loves to bear the highest rank among them, would not accept us.
1:10 Noho io, when I come, I will admonish his works which he does, babbling against us with malicious words. And as if this were not sufficient for him, he himself does not receive the brothers. And those who do receive them, he hinders, and he ejects them from the church.
1:11 Tena malala, do not be willing to imitate what is evil; instead imitate what is good. Whoever does good is of God. Whoever does evil has not seen God.
1:12 Testimony is being given for Demetrius by everyone, and by the truth itself. And we also offer testimony. And you know that our testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing, through ink and pen, mba hanoratra aminareo.
1:14 Yet I hope to see you soon, and then we will speak face to face. Peace to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.