Now I ask you, lady, (A)not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had (B)from the beginning, that we (C)love one another. And (D)this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, (E)just as you have heard (F)from the beginning, that you are to walk in it.

For (G)many deceivers have (H)gone out into the world, those who (I)do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is (J)the deceiver and the (K)antichrist. (L)Watch yourselves, (M)that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. [a]Anyone who [b]goes too far and (N)does not remain in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who remains in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, (O)do not receive him into your house, and do not [c]give him a greeting; 11 for the one who [d]gives him a greeting [e](P)participates in his evil deeds.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 John 1:9 Lit Everyone
  2. 2 John 1:9 Lit goes on ahead
  3. 2 John 1:10 Lit say to him
  4. 2 John 1:11 Lit says to him
  5. 2 John 1:11 I.e., shares responsibility for them