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2 John 1 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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, 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 the truth which abides 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 will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, 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 rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from 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 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 Whoever transgresses 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. 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 does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor 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 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
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. 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 elect sister greet you. Amen. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.