2 John 1
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1The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I alone, but also all who know the truth—1The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
2because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:2because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
3Grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father.3Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
4I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us.4I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
5And now I urge you, dear lady—not as a new commandment to you, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.5And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
6And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.6And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
7For many deceivers have gone out into the world, refusing to confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.7For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, that you may be fully rewarded.8Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
9Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.9Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
10If anyone comes to you but does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home or even greet him.10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
11Whoever greets such a person shares in his evil deeds.11for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
12I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come and speak with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.12Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
13The children of your elect sister send you greetings.13The children of your elect sister greet you.
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