1 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— 2 because-of [b] the truth abiding in us. And it will be with us forever. 3 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
4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in the truth, just as we received commandment from the Father. 5 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. 6 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
7 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. 8 Be watching yourselves in order that you[e] may not lose[f]the things which we[g] accomplished, but may receive a full reward. 9 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].
2 John 1:1in truth. Or, in the truth, in-connection-with the truth.
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