King James Version2 John1

2 John

1 The el­der unto 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; 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ev­er. 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. 4 I re­joiced great­ly that I found of thy chil­dren walk­ing in truth, as we have re­ceived a com­mand­ment from the Fa­ther. 5 And now I be­seech thee, la­dy, not as though I wrote a new com­mand­ment unto thee, but that which we had from the be­gin­ning, that we love one an­oth­er. 6 And this is love, that we walk af­ter his com­mand­ments. This is the com­mand­ment, That, as ye have heard from the be­gin­ning, ye should walk in it. 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. 8 Look to your­selves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we re­ceive a full re­ward. 9 Whoso­ev­er trans­gres­seth, and abideth not in the doc­trine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doc­trine of Christ, he hath both the Fa­ther and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doc­trine, re­ceive him not into your house, nei­ther bid him God speed: 11 For he that bid­deth him God speed is par­tak­er of his evil deeds. 12 Hav­ing many things to write unto you, I would not write with pa­per and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The chil­dren of thy elect sis­ter greet thee. Amen.