2 John

Book of 2 John

2 John

1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only, but also all that have known the truth,

2 because of this truth that abides in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 There shall be with you grace, 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 the truth as we received commandment from the Father.

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

6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments: the commandment is this: as you heard from the beginning, that you walk in it.

7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh: this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

8 Take heed to yourselves, that you lose not the things that you have wrought, but that you receive a full reward.

9 Whoever advances and abides not in the teaching of Christ has not God: he that abides in the teaching, he has both the Son and Father.

10 If any one comes to you, and brings not this teaching, receive him not into the house, and wish him not well;

11 for he that wishes well is partaker in his evil deeds.

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

13 The children of thy elect sister salute thee.