1 The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth,
2 because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you a from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
References for 2 John 1:3
    • a 1:3 - NU-Text and M-Text read us.
      4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
      5 And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
      6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
      7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
      8 Look to yourselves, that we b do not lose those things we worked for, but that we c may receive a full reward.
      References for 2 John 1:8
        • b 1:8 - NU-Text reads you.
        • c 1:8 - NU-Text reads you.
          9 Whoever transgresses d and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
          References for 2 John 1:9
            • d 1:9 - NU-Text reads goes ahead.
              10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
              11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
              12 Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
              13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.