1 G4245 The elder G1588 unto the elect G2959 lady G2532 and G846 her G5043 children G3739 , whom G1473 I G25 love [G5719] G1722 in G225 the truth G2532 ; and G3756 not G1473 I G3441 only G235 , but G2532 also G3956 all G1097 they that have known [G5761] G225 the truth;
2 G1223 For G225 the truth's sake G3588 , which G3306 dwelleth [G5723] G1722 in G2254 us G2532 , and G2071 shall be [G5704] G3326 with G2257 us G1519 for G165 ever.
3 G5485 Grace G2071 be [G5704] G3326 with G5216 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 [G5644] G3029 greatly G3754 that G2147 I found [G5758] G1537 of G4675 thy G5043 children G4043 walking [G5723] G1722 in G225 truth G2531 , as G2983 we have received [G5627] G1785 a commandment G3844 from G3962 the Father.
5 G2532 And G3568 now G2065 I beseech [G5719] G4571 thee G2959 , lady G3756 , not G5613 as though G1125 I wrote [G5719] [G5625] G1125 [G5723] G2537 a new G1785 commandment G4671 unto thee G235 , but G3739 that which G2192 we had [G5707] G575 from G746 the beginning G2443 , that G25 we love [G5725] G240 one another.
6 G2532 And G3778 this G2076 is [G5748] G26 love G2443 , that G4043 we walk [G5725] G2596 after G846 his G1785 commandments G3778 . This G2076 is [G5748] G1785 the commandment G2443 , That G2531 , as G191 ye have heard [G5656] G575 from G746 the beginning G4043 , ye should walk [G5725] G1722 in G846 it.
7 G3754 For G4183 many G4108 deceivers G1525 are entered [G5627] G1519 into G2889 the world G3588 , who G3670 confess [G5723] G3361 not G2424 that Jesus G5547 Christ G2064 is come [G5740] G1722 in G4561 the flesh G3778 . This G2076 is [G5748] G4108 a deceiver G2532 and G500 an antichrist.
8 G991 Look [G5720] G1438 to yourselves G3363 , that G622 we lose [G5661] G3363 not G3739 those things which G2038 we have wrought [G5662] G235 , but G618 that we receive [G5632] G4134 a full G3408 reward.
9 G3956 Whosoever G3845 transgresseth [G5723] G2532 , and G3306 abideth [G5723] G3361 not G1722 in G1322 the doctrine G5547 of Christ G2192 , hath [G5719] G3756 not G2316 God G3306 . He that abideth [G5723] G1722 in G1322 the doctrine G5547 of Christ G3778 , he G2192 hath [G5719] G2532 both G3962 the Father G2532 and G5207 the Son.
10 G1536 If G2064 there come [G5736] G1536 any G5100 G4314 unto G5209 you G2532 , and G5342 bring [G5719] G3756 not G5026 this G1322 doctrine G2983 , receive [G5720] G846 him G3361 not G1519 into G3614 your house G2532 , neither G3361 G3004 bid [G5720] G846 him G5463 God speed [G5721] :
11 G1063 For G3004 he that biddeth [G5723] G846 him G5463 God speed [G5721] G2841 is partaker [G5719] G846 of his G4190 evil G2041 deeds.
12 G2192 Having [G5723] G4183 many things G1125 to write [G5721] G5213 unto you G1014 , I would [G5675] G3756 not G1223 write with G5489 paper G2532 and G3188 ink G235 : but G1679 I trust [G5719] G2064 to come [G5629] G4314 unto G5209 you G2532 , and G2980 speak [G5658] G4750 face G4314 to G4750 face G2443 , that G2257 our G5479 joy G5600 may be [G5753] G4137 full [G5772] .