3Tusi Rd o John

1:1 The Elder, to Gaius, sili ona pele, whom I love in the truth.
1:2 sili ona pele, 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 sili ona pele, e tatau ona galue ma le faamaoni i soo se mea e te faia mo le uso, ma i latou oe ua aumau;
1:6 ua latou tuuina mai molimau i lou alofa i luma o le Ekalesia. E te le i foi e taitai ma le agavaa nei tagata i le Atua.
1:7 Mo i latou ua faatulaga mai i, avea ma sui o lona suafa, le taliaina o se mea mai le lē talitonu.
1:8 o le mea lea, e tatau ona tatou talia e pei o nei, ina ia mafai ona tatou galulue faatasi ma le upu moni.
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 Ona o lenei, 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 sili ona pele, 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, e tusi ia te oe.
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.