[2Jn] The Second Letter General of John
1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth;
and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
1:2 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for
1:3 Grace 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.
1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth,
as we have received a commandment from the Father.
1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment
to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the
commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk
1:7 For 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.
1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked,
but that we receive a full reward.
1:9 Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has
not God. He that stays in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father
and the Son.
1:10 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him
not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
1:11 For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
1:12 Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper and
ink: but I trust to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may
1:13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.