1 G4245 The elder G1588 to the elect G2959 lady G5043 and her children, G3739 whom G25 I love G225 in the truth; G3441 and not I only, G2532 but also G3956 all G2192 they that have G1097 known G225 the truth;
3 G5485 Grace G1656 be with you, mercy, G1515 and peace, G2316 from God G3962 the Father, G2962 and from the Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ, G5207 the Son G3962 of the Father, G225 in truth G26 and love.
4 G5463 I rejoiced G3029 greatly G2147 that I found G5043 of your children G4043 walking G225 in truth, G2192 as we have G2983 received G1785 a commandment G3962 from the Father.
5 G3568 And now G2065 I beseech G2959 you, lady, G1125 not as though I wrote G2537 a new G1785 commandment G3739 to you, but that which G2192 we had G746 from the beginning, G25 that we love G240 one G240 another.
6 G3778 And this G26 is love, G4043 that we walk G2596 after G1785 his commandments. G3778 This G1785 is the commandment, G191 That, as you have heard G746 from the beginning, G4043 you should walk in it.
7 G4183 For many G4108 deceivers G1525 are entered G1519 into G2889 the world, G3588 who G3670 confess G2424 not that Jesus G5547 Christ G2064 is come G4561 in the flesh. G3778 This G4108 is a deceiver G500 and an antichrist.
8 G991 Look G1438 to yourselves, G622 that we lose G3739 not those things which G2038 we have worked, G618 but that we receive G4134 a full G3408 reward.
9 G3956 Whoever G3588 G3845 transgresses, G3306 and stays G1322 not in the doctrine G5547 of Christ, G2192 has G2316 not God. G3306 He that stays G1322 in the doctrine G5547 of Christ, G2192 he has G2532 both G3962 the Father G5207 and the Son.
10 G1487 If G2064 there come G5100 any G5342 to you, and bring G5026 not this G1322 doctrine, G2983 receive G1519 him not into G3614 your house, G3366 neither G3004 bid G5463 him God speed:
12 G2192 Having G4183 many G1125 things to write G1014 to you, I would G5489 not write with paper G3188 and ink: G1679 but I trust G2064 to come G2980 to you, and speak G4750 face G4750 to face, G5479 that our joy G4137 may be full.