2 John 1 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From the church leader. To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love because we share the truth. I'm not the only one who loves you. Everyone who knows the truth also loves you. 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 We love you because of the truth which lives in us and will be with us forever. 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 Good will, mercy, and peace will be with us! They come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, who in truth and love is the Father's Son. 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 I was very happy to find some of your children living in the truth as the Father has commanded us. 4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
5 Dear lady, I'm now requesting that we continue to love each other. It's not as though I'm writing to give you a new commandment. Rather, from the beginning we were commanded to love each other. 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 Love means that we live by doing what he commands. We were commanded to live in love, and you have heard this from the beginning. 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 Many people who deceive others have gone into the world. They refuse to declare that Jesus Christ came in flesh and blood. This is the mark of a deceiver and an 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 Be careful that you don't destroy what we've worked for, but that you receive your full reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 Everyone who doesn't continue to teach what Christ taught doesn't have God. The person who continues to teach what Christ taught has both 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 and doesn't bring these teachings, don't take him into your home or even greet him. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11 Whoever greets him shares the evil things he's doing. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 I have a lot to write to you. I would prefer not to write a letter. Instead, I hope to visit and talk things over with you personally. Then we will be completely filled with joy. 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 chosen sister greet you. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.