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2 John 1 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Weymouth New Testament (WNT) New International Version (NIV)
1 The Elder to the elect lady and her children. Truly I love you all, and not I alone, but also all who know 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 for the sake of the truth which is continually in our hearts and will be with us for ever. 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 Grace, mercy and peace will be with us from God the Father, and from 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 It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received 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, dear lady, I pray you--writing to you, as I do, not a new command, but the one which we have had from the very beginning--let us 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 love of which I am speaking consists in our living in obedience to God's commands. God's command is that you should live in obedience to what you all heard from the very 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 For many deceivers have gone out into the world--men who do not acknowledge Jesus as Christ who has come in human nature. Such a one is `the deceiver' and `the anti-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 Keep guard over yourselves, so that you may not lose the results of your good deeds, but may receive back a full reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 No one has God, who instead of remaining true to the teaching of Christ, presses on in advance: but he who remains true to that teaching 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 any one who comes to you does not bring this teaching, do not receive him under your roof nor bid him Farewell. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11 He who bids him Farewell is a sharer in his evil deeds. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 I have a great deal to say to you all, but will not write it with paper and ink. Yet I hope to come to see you and speak face to face, so that your happiness may be 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 elect sister send greetings to you. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.