2 John

Thomson(i) 1 The elder to Electa Cyria and her children whom in truth I love [and not only I, but all who have known the truth] 2 on account of the truth which abideth in us, and will be with us for ever: 3 with you be favour, mercy, peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I was greatly rejoiced because I found some of thy children walking in truth, as we received a commandment from the Father. 5 And I now intreat thee, Cyria, not as writing to thee a new commandment; but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another; 6 and this love is that we may walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you may walk therein. 7 Because there are many deceivers come into the world, who do not acknowledge that Jesus Christ is come in flesh. [This is the deceiver, and the Antichrist] 8 Look to yourselves, that we may not lose our labour, but that we may receive ample wages. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of the Christ, hath not God. He who abideth in the doctrine of the Christ hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If any one cometh to you, and doth not bring this doctrine, receive him not into your family; nor wish him success; 11 for he who wisheth him success is a partaker with him in his evil works. 12 Having many things to write to you, I determined not to commit them to paper and ink; but I hope to come to you, and deliver them by word of mouth, that our joy may be complete. 13 The children of thy sister Electa salute thee. Amen.