THE SECOND EPISTLE OF
1:1: The elder unto the elect lady and her children,
whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that
have known the truth;
1:2: For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us,
and shall be with us for ever.
1:3: Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God
the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father,
in truth and love.
1:4: I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children
walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
1:5: And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though
I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from
the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6: And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning,
ye should walk in it.
1:7: For many deceivers are entered into the world,
who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is
a deceiver and an antichrist.
1:8: Look to yourselves, that we lose not those
things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
1:9: Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in
the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine
of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
1:10: If there come any unto you, and bring not
this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him
1:11: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker
of his evil deeds.
1:12: Having many things to write unto you, I would
not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and
speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
1:13: The children of thy elect sister greet thee.