Great(i) 1 The elder to the electe lady and her children, whom I loue in the trueth: and not I onely, but also all that haue knowen the trueth 2 for the truthes sake whych dwelleth in vs, and shalbe in vs for euer. 3 With vs shall be grace, mercye, & peace from God the father & from the lord Iesus Christ the sonne of the father, in trueth & loue. 4 I reioysed greatly, that I founde of thy children walkinge in trueth, as we haue receaued a commaundement of the father. 5 And now beseche I the lady, not as though I wrote a new commaundement vnto the, but that same which we haue had from the beginnynge, that we shuld loue one another. 6 And this is the loue, that we shulde walke after hys commaundement. This commaundement is (that as ye haue hearde from the beginnynge) ye shuld walke in it. 7 For many deceauers are entred into the worlde, whych confesse not that Iesus Christ is come in the fleshe. This is a deceauer and an Antichrist. 8 Loke on your selues that we loose not that we haue wrought: but that we maye haue ful rewarde. 9 Whosoeuer transgresseth & bydeth not in the doctryne of Christ, hath not God. He that endureth in the doctrine of Christ, hath both the father & the sonne. 10 If ther come eny vnto you, & bringe not this learninge, him receaue not to house: nether byd him God spede. 11 For he that byddeth him God spede, is partaker of hys euyl dedes. 12 I had many thynges to wryte vnto you, neuerthelesse I wolde not wryte wt paper and ynke: but I trust to come vnto you, & speake wt you mouth to mouth, that oure ioye maye be full: 13 the sonnes of thy electe sister grete the. Amen.