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2 John 1 NAS

Walk According to His Commandments

1 1The elder to the 2chosen 3lady and her children, whom I 4love in truth; and not only I, but also all who 5know the truth,
2 for 6the sake of the truth which abides 7in us and will be 8with us forever:

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3 9Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

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4 10I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.

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5 Now I ask you, lady, 11not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had 12from the beginning, that we 13love one another.

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6 And 14this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, 15just as you have heard 16from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

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7 For 17many deceivers have 18gone out into the world, those who 19do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is 20the deceiver and the 21antichrist.

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8 22Watch yourselves, 23that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

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9 aAnyone who bgoes too far and 24does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.

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    • a 1:9 - Lit "Everyone"
    • b 1:9 - Lit "goes on ahead"
      10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, 25do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;

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      11 for the one who gives him a greeting 26participates in his evil deeds.

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      12 27Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that cyour 28joy may be made full.

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        • c 1:12 - One early ms reads "our"
          13 The children of your 29chosen sister greet you.

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          • a 1:9 - Lit "Everyone"
          • b 1:9 - Lit "goes on ahead"
          • c 1:12 - One early ms reads "our"