2 John 1 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I, the elder, am writing this letter. I am sending it to the chosen lady and her children. I love all of you because of the truth. I'm not the only one who loves you. So does everyone who knows the truth. 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 I love you because of the truth that is alive in us. That truth will be with us forever. 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will give you grace, mercy and peace. Those blessings will be with us because we love the truth. 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 has given me great joy to find some of your children living by the truth. That's just what the Father commanded us to do. 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 not writing you a new command. I'm writing a command we've had from the beginning. I'm asking that we love 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 The way we show our love is to obey God's commands. He commands you to lead a life of love. That's what you have heard 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 try to fool others have gone out into the world. They don't agree that Jesus Christ came in a human body. People like that try to trick others. They are enemies 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 Watch out that you don't lose what you have worked for. Make sure that you get your complete reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 Some people run ahead of others. They don't follow the teaching of Christ. People like that don't belong to God. But those who follow the teaching of Christ belong to 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 Suppose someone comes to you and doesn't teach these truths. Then don't take him into your house. Don't welcome him. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his evil work. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 I have a lot to write to you. But I don't want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope I can visit you. Then I can talk with you face to face. That will make our joy complete. 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 send their greetings. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.