2 John 1:1
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New Living Translation
This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the truth--as does everyone else who knows the truth--

King James Bible
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Darby Bible Translation
The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all who have known the truth,

World English Bible
The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;

Young's Literal Translation
The Elder to the choice Kyria, and to her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only, but also all those having known the truth,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:1 The elder - An appellation suited to a familiar letter, but upon a weighty subject. To the elect - That is, Christian. Kuria is undoubtedly a proper name, both here and in 2Jo 1:5; for it was not then usual to apply the title of lady to any but the Roman empress; neither would such a manner of speaking have been suitable to the simplicity and dignity of the apostle. Whom - Both her and her children. I love in the truth - With unfeigned and holy love.

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John 8:32
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Acts 11:30
This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem.

Romans 16:13
Greet Rufus, whom the Lord picked out to be his very own; and also his dear mother, who has been a mother to me.

1 Timothy 2:4
who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

1 Peter 5:1
And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you:

1 Peter 5:13
Your sister church here in Babylon sends you greetings, and so does my son Mark.

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

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