2 John 1 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From the Elder. To the chosen ladyn and her children: I love all of you in the truth, and all those who know the truth love 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 that 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 Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, will be with us in truth and 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 I was very happy to learn that some of your children are following the way of truth, as the Father 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 And now, dear lady, this is not a new command but is the same command we have had from the beginning. I ask you that we all 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 And love means living the way God commanded us to live. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is this: Live a life of love. 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 false teachers are in the world now who do not confess that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human. Anyone who does not confess this is a false teacher and an enemy of Christ. 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 yourselves that you do not lose everything you have 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 Anyone who goes beyond Christ's teaching and does not continue to follow only his teaching does not have God. But whoever continues to follow the teaching of Christ 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 someone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not welcome or accept that person into your house. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11 If you welcome such a person, you share in the evil work. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 I have many things to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come to you and talk face to face so we can be full of 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 sistern greet you. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.