2 João 1

1 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,

2 for the truth's sake which abides in us and shall be with us to eternity.

3 Grace shall be with you, mercy, peace 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 commandment from the Father.

5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from {the} beginning, that we should love one another.

6 And this is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, according as ye have heard from the beginning, that ye might walk in it.

7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, they who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh-this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

8 See to yourselves, that we may not lose what we have wrought, but may receive full wages.

9 Whosoever goes forward and abides not in the doctrine of the Christ has not God. He that abides in the doctrine, *he* has both the Father and the Son.

10 If any one come to you and bring not this doctrine, do not receive him into {the} house, and greet him not;

11 for he who greets him partakes in his wicked works.

12 Having many things to write to you, I would not with paper and ink; but hope to come to you, and to speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full.

13 The children of thine elect sister greet thee.

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