The New Testament

Second John

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



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 God speed: 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. Amen.