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2 John 1

2 John 1:1  
I, a ruler in the church, send word to the noble sister who is of God's selection, and to her children, for whom I have true love; and not only I, but all who have knowledge of what is true;

2 John 1:2  
Because of this true knowledge which is in us, and will be with us for ever:

2 John 1:3  
May grace, mercy, and peace be with us from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in all true love.

2 John 1:4  
It gave me great joy to see some of your children walking in the true way, even as we were ordered to do by the Father.

2 John 1:5  
And now, my sister, I make a request to you, not sending you a new law, but the law which we had from the first, that we have love for one another.

2 John 1:6  
And love is the keeping of his laws. This is the law which was given to you from the first, so that you might keep it.

2 John 1:7  
Because a number of false teachers have gone out into the world, who do not give witness that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. Such a one is a false teacher and Antichrist.

2 John 1:8  
Keep watch over yourselves, so that you do not make our work of no effect, but may get your full reward.

2 John 1:9  
Anyone who goes on and does not keep to the teaching of Christ, has not God: he who keeps to the teaching has the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:10  
If anyone comes to you not having this teaching, do not take him into your house or give him words of love:

2 John 1:11  
For he who gives him words of love has a part in his evil works.

2 John 1:12  
Having much to say to you, it is not my purpose to put it all down with paper and ink: but I am hoping to come to you, and to have talk with you face to face, so that your joy may be full.

2 John 1:13  
The children of your noble sister, who is of God's selection, send you their love.


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