2 John 1:3-13 NIV

3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,1 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,2 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.3 I ask that we love one another.

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6 And this is love:4 that we walk in obedience to his commands.5 As you have heard from the beginning,6 his command is that you walk in love.

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7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ7 as coming in the flesh,8 have gone out into the world.9 Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.10

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8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.11

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9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ12 does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.13

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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.14

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11 Anyone who welcomes him shares15 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,16 so that our joy may be complete.17

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13 The children of your chosen18 sister send their greetings.

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