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2 John 1 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I, a ruler in the church, send word to the noble sister who is of God's selection, and to her children, for whom I have true love; and not only I, but all who have knowledge of what is true; 1 The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I only, but also all who know the truth--
2 Because of this true knowledge which is in us, and will be with us for ever: 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 May grace, mercy, and peace be with us from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in all true love. 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4 It gave me great joy to see some of your children walking in the true way, even as we were ordered to do by the Father. 4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
5 And now, my sister, I make a request to you, not sending you a new law, but the law which we had from the first, that we have love for one another. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
6 And love is the keeping of his laws. This is the law which was given to you from the first, so that you might keep it. 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
7 Because a number of false teachers have gone out into the world, who do not give witness that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. Such a one is a false teacher and Antichrist. 7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8 Keep watch over yourselves, so that you do not make our work of no effect, but may get your full reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 Anyone who goes on and does not keep to the teaching of Christ, has not God: he who keeps to the teaching has the Father and the Son. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you not having this teaching, do not take him into your house or give him words of love: 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11 For he who gives him words of love has a part in his evil works. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 Having much to say to you, it is not my purpose to put it all down with paper and ink: but I am hoping to come to you, and to have talk with you face to face, so that your joy may be full. 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, so that our joy may be complete.
13 The children of your noble sister, who is of God's selection, send you their love. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.