2 John 1 NIV

1 The elder,1 To the chosen2 lady and her children, whom I love in the truth3--and not I only, but also all who know the truth4--

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      2 because of the truth,5 which lives in us6 and will be with us forever:

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      3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,7 the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.

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      4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth,8 just as the Father commanded us.

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      5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning.9 I ask that we love one another.

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      6 And this is love:10 that we walk in obedience to his commands.11 As you have heard from the beginning,12 his command is that you walk in love.

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      7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ13 as coming in the flesh,14 have gone out into the world.15 Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.16

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      8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.17

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      9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ18 does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.19

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      10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.20

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      11 Anyone who welcomes him shares21 in his wicked work.

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      12 I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face,22 so that our joy may be complete.23

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      13 The children of your chosen24 sister send their greetings.

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