2 John 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 The Elder, Unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all those who have known the truth,
2 for the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us and shall be with us for ever:
3 Grace, mercy, and peace be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning: that we love one another.
6 And this is love: that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers have entered into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we may receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed;
11 for he that biddeth him Godspeed is a partaker of his evil deeds.
12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink; but I trust to come unto you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
3 John 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 The Elder, Unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren and to strangers,
6 who have borne witness of thy charity before the church. If thou send them forward on their journey in a godly manner, thou shalt do well,
7 because for His name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.
9 I wrote unto the church, but Diotrephes, who loveth to have preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Therefore if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words. And not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth those who would, and casteth them out of the church.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself. Yea, of this we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee;
14 but I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.