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2 John 1 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not only I 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 because of the truth which abides in us 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 Father's Son, 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 to find some of your children following the truth, just as we have been commanded by 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 beg you, lady, not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one 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 And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow 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 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the 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 you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9 Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine 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 comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; 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 his wicked work. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12 Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink, but I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy 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 greet you. 13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.