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2 John 1

ESV 1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, MSG 1 My dear congregation, I, your pastor, love you in very truth. And I'm not alone - everyone who knows the Truth ESV 2 because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: MSG 2 that has taken up permanent residence in us loves you. ESV 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. MSG 3 Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, Son of the Father! ESV 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. MSG 4 I can't tell you how happy I am to learn that many members of your congregation are diligent in living out the Truth, exactly as commanded by the Father. ESV 5 And now I ask you, dear 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. MSG 5 But permit me a reminder, friends, and this is not a new commandment but simply a repetition of our original and basic charter: that we love each other. ESV 6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. MSG 6 Love means following his commandments, and his unifying commandment is that you conduct your lives in love. This is the first thing you heard, and nothing has changed. ESV 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. MSG 7 There are a lot of smooth-talking charlatans loose in the world who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ was truly human, a flesh-and-blood human being. Give them their true title: Deceiver! Antichrist! ESV 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. MSG 8 And be very careful around them so you don't lose out on what we've worked so diligently in together; I want you to get every reward you have coming to you. ESV 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. MSG 9 Anyone who gets so progressive in his thinking that he walks out on the teaching of Christ, walks out on God. But whoever stays with the teaching, stays faithful to both the Father and the Son. ESV 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, MSG 10 If anyone shows up who doesn't hold to this teaching, don't invite him in and give him the run of the place. ESV 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. MSG 11 That would just give him a platform to perpetuate his evil ways, making you his partner. ESV 12 Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete. MSG 12 I have a lot more things to tell you, but I'd rather not use paper and ink. I hope to be there soon in person and have a heart-to-heart talk. That will be far more satisfying to both you and me. ESV 13 The children of your elect sister greet you. MSG 13 Everyone here in your sister congregation sends greetings.

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