The Bible : English > The book of 2 John > Chapter 1

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1 The elder, to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;

2 for the truth`s sake, which remains in us, and it will be with us forever:

3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

4 I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.

5 Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

6 This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don`t confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.

8 Watch yourselves, that we don`t lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.

9 Whoever transgresses and doesn`t remain in the teaching of Christ, doesn`t have God. He who remains in the teaching, the same has both the Father and the Son.

10 If anyone comes to you, and doesn`t bring this teaching, don`t receive him into your house, and don`t welcome him,

11 for he who welcomes him participates in his evil works.

12 Having many things to write to you, I don`t want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.

13 The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.