2 John 1:4-13 NIV

4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth,1 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.2 I ask that we love one another.

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6 And this is love:3 that we walk in obedience to his commands.4 As you have heard from the beginning,5 his command is that you walk in love.

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7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ6 as coming in the flesh,7 have gone out into the world.8 Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.9

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8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.10

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9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ11 does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.12

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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.13

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11 Anyone who welcomes him shares14 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,15 so that our joy may be complete.16

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13 The children of your chosen17 sister send their greetings.

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