Greeting

(A)The elder to the beloved Gaius, (B)whom I love in truth.

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18 Little children, let us not (A)love in word or talk but in deed and (B)in truth.

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14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except (A)Crispus and (B)Gaius,

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23 (A)Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 16:23 Some manuscripts insert verse 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

Greeting

(A)The elder to the elect lady and her children, (B)whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who (C)know (D)the truth, (E)because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:

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

Walking in Truth and Love

(G)I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. And now I ask you, dear lady—(H)not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—(I)that we love one another. And (J)this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just (K)as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. For (L)many deceivers (M)have gone out into the world, (N)those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, (O)so that you may not lose what we[a] have worked for, but (P)may win a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, (Q)does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching (R)has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, (S)do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11 for whoever greets him (T)takes part in his wicked works.

Final Greetings

12 (U)Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. (V)Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, (W)so that our joy may be complete.

13 The children of your elect sister greet you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts you

Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, (A)Aristarchus and Secundus; and (B)Gaius of Derbe, and (C)Timothy; and the Asians, (D)Tychicus and (E)Trophimus.

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29 So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and (A)Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's (B)companions in travel.

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