11The elder to the 2chosen3lady and her children, whom I 4love in truth; and not only I, but alsoall who 5know the truth,
for 6the sake of the truth which abides7in us and will be 8with us forever:
39Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from JesusChrist, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
410I was veryglad to find some of your childrenwalking in truth, just as we have receivedcommandment to do from the Father.
5Now I ask you, lady, 11not as though I were writing to you a newcommandment, but the one which we have had12from the beginning, that we 13loveoneanother.
And 14this is love, that we walkaccording to His commandments. This is the commandment, 15just as you have heard16from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
For 17manydeceivers have 18gone out into the world, those who 19do not acknowledgeJesusChrist as coming in the flesh. This is 20the deceiver and the 21antichrist.
822Watchyourselves, 23that you do not losewhat we have accomplished, but that you may receive a fullreward.
9aAnyone who bgoestoofar and 24does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not haveGod; the one who abides in the teaching, he hasboth the Father and the Son.
10Ifanyonecomes to you and does not bringthisteaching, 25do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
for the one who gives him a greeting26participates in his evildeeds.
1227Though I havemanythings to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speakface to face, so that cyour 28joy may be madefull.
The children of your 29chosensistergreet you.