Greeting to Gaius

The Elder,

To the beloved Gaius, (A)whom I love in truth:

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18 My little children, (A)let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

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

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23 (A)Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. (B)Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, a brother.

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Greeting the Elect Lady

The Elder,

To the [a]elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known (A)the truth, because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:

(B)Grace, mercy, and peace will be with [b]you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Walk in Christ’s Commandments

I (C)rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: (D)that we love one another. (E)This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that (F)as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

Beware of Antichrist Deceivers

For (G)many deceivers have gone out into the world (H)who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. (I)This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (J)Look to yourselves, (K)that [c]we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

(L)Whoever [d]transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and (M)does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

John’s Farewell Greeting

12 (N)Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, (O)that our joy may be full.

13 (P)The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

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  1. 2 John 1:1 chosen
  2. 2 John 1:3 NU, M us
  3. 2 John 1:8 NU you
  4. 2 John 1:9 NU goes ahead

And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia—also (A)Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and (B)Gaius of Derbe, and (C)Timothy, and (D)Tychicus and (E)Trophimus of Asia.

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29 So the whole city was filled with confusion, and rushed into the theater with one accord, having seized (A)Gaius and (B)Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul’s travel companions.

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