1 The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I am loving in truth, and not I only, but all also who know the truth,
2 because of the truth which is remaining in us, and will be with us for the eon.
3 With us will be grace, mercy, peace from God, the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I rejoiced very much that I have found your children walking in truth, according as we obtained a precept from the Father.
5 And now I am asking you, lady, not as writing a new precept to you, but a precept which we have from the beginning, that we may be loving one another.
6 And this is love, that we may be walking according to His precepts. This is the precept, according as you hear from the beginning, that you may be walking in it;
7 for many deceivers came out into the world, who are not avowing Jesus Christ coming in flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8 Be looking to yourselves, that you should not be destroying that for which you work, but you may be getting full wages.
9 Everyone who is taking the lead and not remaining in the teaching of Christ has not God. He who is remaining in the teaching, this one has the Father as well as the Son.
10 If anyone is coming to you and is not bringing this teaching, be not taking him into your home, and say not to him, "Rejoice!"
11 For he who is saying to him to be rejoicing is participating in his wicked acts.
12 Having much to write to you, I resolved not to do it with paper and ink, but I am expecting to come to you and to speak mouth to mouth, that your joy may be full.
13 The children of your chosen sister are greeting you.
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