2 John 1
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
2For the truth's sake, which dwelleth
in us, and shall be with us for ever.
be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children
walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5And 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.
this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye
should walk in it.
7For many deceivers are
entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought,
but that we receive a full reward.
transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath
both the Father and the Son.
10If there come
any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
12Having 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.
13The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.