1 G4245 The elder G1588 to the elect G2959 lady G2532 and G846 her G5043 sons, G3739 whom G1473 I G25 love G1722 in G225 the truth; G2532 and G3756 not G1473 I G3441 only, G235 but G2532 also G3956 all G1097 they that have known G225 the truth;
2 G1223 For G225 the truth's sake, G3588 which G3306 dwells G1722 in G2254 us, G2532 and G2071 shall be G3326 with G2257 us G1519 for G165 ever.
3 G5485 Grace G2071 be G3326 with G2257 you, G1656 mercy, G1515 and peace, G3844 from G2316 God G3962 the Father, G2532 and G3844 from G2962 the Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ, G5207 the Son G3962 of the Father, G1722 in G225 truth G2532 and G26 love.
4 G5463 I rejoiced G3029 greatly G3754 that G2147 I found G1537 some of G4675 your G5043 children G4043 walking G1722 in G225 truth, G2531 as G2983 we have received G1785 a commandment G3844 from G3962 the Father.
5 G2532 And G3568 now G2065 I beg G4571 you, G2959 lady, G3756 not G5613 as G1125 though I wrote G2537 a new G1785 commandment G4671 unto you, G235 but G2443 that G3739 which G2192 we had G575 from G746 the beginning, G2443 that G25 we love G240 one another.
6 G2532 And G3778 this G2076 is G26 love, G2443 that G4043 we walk G2596 after G846 his G1785 commandments. G3778 This G2076 is G1785 the commandment, G2443 That, G2531 as G191 you have heard G575 from G746 the beginning, G4043 you should walk G1722 in G846 it.
7 G3754 For G4183 many G4108 deceivers G1525 are entered G1519 into G2889 the world, G3670 who confess G3361 not G2424 that Jesus G5547 Christ G2064 is come G1722 in G4561 the flesh. G3778 This G2076 is G4108 a deceiver G2532 and G500 an antichrist.
8 G991 Look G1438 to yourselves, G2443 that G622 we lose G3361 not G3739 those things which G2038 we have done, G235 but G618 that we receive G3408 a G4134 full G3408 reward.
9 G3956 Whoever G3845 transgresses, G2532 and G3306 stays G3361 not G1722 in G1322 the teaching G5547 of Christ, G2192 has G3756 not G2316 God. G3306 He that stays G1722 in G1322 the teaching G5547 of Christ, G3778 he G2192 has G2532 both G3962 the Father G2532 and G5207 the Son.
10 G1487 If G2064 there come G5100 any G4314 unto G5209 you, G2532 and G5342 bring G3756 not G3778 this G1322 teaching, G2983 receive G846 him G3361 not G1519 into G2532 your house, G3361 neither G3004 bid G846 him G5463 God speed:
11 G1063 For G3004 he that bids G846 him G5463 God speed G2841 is partaker G2041 of G846 his G4190 evil G2041 deeds.
12 G2192 Having G4183 many G1125 things to write G5213 unto you, G1014 I would G3756 not G1223 write with G5489 paper G2532 and G3188 ink: G235 but G1679 I trust G2064 to come G4314 unto G5209 you, G2532 and G2980 speak G4750 face G4314 to G4750 face, G2443 that G2257 our G5479 joy G5600 may be G4137 full.