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2 John Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth[a]— and not only I, but also all the ones having known the truth— because-of [b] the truth abiding in us. And it will be with us forever. Grace, mercy, peace from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ the Son of the Father, will be with us in[c] truth and love.

I Rejoiced To Find You Walking In The Truth. Be Loving One Another

I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in the truth, just as we received commandment from the Father. And now I ask you, lady— not as-if writing you a new commandment, but the one which we had from the beginning— that we be loving one another. And this is love: that we be walking according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you[d] all heard from the beginning, that you should be walking in it.

Because There Are Many Deceivers. Watch Out, And Abide In The Teaching of Christ

Because many deceivers went-out into the world— the ones not confessing Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. Be watching yourselves in order that you[e] may not lose[f] the things which we[g] accomplished, but may receive a full reward. Everyone going-ahead[h] and not abiding in the teaching of Christ does not have God; the one abiding in the teaching— this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you[i] and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into the house[j] and do not speak greetings to him. 11 For the one speaking greetings to him shares in his evil works.

12 Having many things to write to you[k] all, I did not want to do so with paper and ink. But I hope to come-to-be with you and to speak mouth to mouth, in order that our joy may be full. 13 The children of your chosen sister greet you[l].

Footnotes:

  1. 2 John 1:1 in truth. Or, in the truth, in-connection-with the truth.
  2. 2 John 1:2 Or, for-the-sake-of.
  3. 2 John 1:3 That is, in the sphere of; in connection with.
  4. 2 John 1:6 you... you. This is plural. John turns from addressing the lady in v 5, to them all.
  5. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts say ‘we’.
  6. 2 John 1:8 Or, ruin, waste.
  7. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts say ‘you’.
  8. 2 John 1:9 Or, leading-forth, advancing.
  9. 2 John 1:10 This is plural.
  10. 2 John 1:10 That is, the church in your house.
  11. 2 John 1:12 This is plural both times in this verse.
  12. 2 John 1:13 This is singular.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

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2 John New International Version (NIV)

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 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 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. 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.

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. Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 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.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts you
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