2 John 1:2-12 NIV

2 because of the truth,1 which lives in us2 and will be with us forever:

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3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,3 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,4 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.5 I ask that we love one another.

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6 And this is love:6 that we walk in obedience to his commands.7 As you have heard from the beginning,8 his command is that you walk in love.

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7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ9 as coming in the flesh,10 have gone out into the world.11 Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.12

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8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.13

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9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ14 does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.15

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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.16

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11 Anyone who welcomes him shares17 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,18 so that our joy may be complete.19

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