ALT(i) 1 The Elder to [the] chosen [or, elect] Kyria [or, lady] and to her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only, but also all the ones having come to know the truth, 2 on account of the truth which abides in us and will be with us into the age [fig., forever]. 3 Grace, mercy, [and] peace will be with us, from God [the] Father and from [the] Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I greatly rejoiced that I have found [some] of your children walking about [fig., conducting themselves] in truth, just as we received a commandment from the Father. 5 And now I urgently ask you, Kyria, not as writing to you a new commandment, but [the one] which we were having from the beginning, that we should be loving one another. 6 And this is love, that we are walking about [fig, conducting ourselves] according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you heard from the beginning that you should be walking about in it. 7 Because many deceivers entered into the world, the ones not confessing Jesus Christ [as] coming in flesh; this is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Be watching yourselves so that we do not lose what we worked for, but [that] we shall receive a full reward. 9 Every one transgressing and not abiding in the teaching [or, doctrine] of Christ does not have God. The one abiding in the teaching [or, doctrine] of Christ, this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to youp and does not bring this teaching [or, doctrine], stop receiving him into [your] house, and stop saying to him, "Rejoice!" [or, stop greeting him]. 11 For the one saying to him, "Rejoice!" [or, the one greeting him] contributes to [or, shares in] his evil works. 12 Having many [things] to be writing to youp, I did not intend [to do so] through a sheet of papyrus and ink, but I hope [or, expect] to come to youp and to speak mouth to mouth [fig., face to face], so that our joy shall have been filled. 13 The children of your chosen [or, elect] sister greet you. So be it!