Chapter 1

The apostle here salutes an honourable matron and her children, 2 John 1:1-3. Recommends to them faith and love, 2 John 1:5, 6. Warns them of deceivers (2 John 1:7), and to take heed to themselves, 2 John 1:8. Teaches how to treat those who bring not the doctrine of Christ, 2 John 1:10, 11. And, referring other things to personal discourse, concludes the epistle, 2 John 1:12, 13.