2John - Chapter 1 | New King James Version

  • 1. The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth,
  • 2. because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
  • 3. Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you {cf2super [1]} 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 some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
  • 5. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
  • 6. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
  • 7. For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
  • 8. Look to yourselves, that we {cf2super [2]} do not lose those things we worked for, but that we {cf2super [3]} may receive a full reward.
  • 9. Whoever transgresses {cf2super [4]} and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
  • 10. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
  • 11. for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
  • 12. Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
  • 13. The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.