2 John

Williams(i) 1 The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love, and not only I but all who know the truth, 2 because of the truth that lives on in our hearts and will be with us forever: 3 spiritual blessing, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, in truth and love. 4 I am happy to find that some of your children are living by the truth, just as we had been commanded from the Father to do. 5 And now I beg you, my lady, not as though I were writing you a new command, but one which we had from the beginning, that we continue to love one another. 6 Now love means this, that we keep on living in accordance with His commands. The command is this, that we continue to live in love. 7 For many impostors have gone out into the world, men who do not own that Jesus Christ continues to come in human form. A person like this is the impostor and the Antichrist. 8 Look out for yourselves, so as not to lose what we have worked for, but so as to get your full reward. 9 No one has God, who goes too far and fails to stay by the teaching of Christ. Whoever stays by this teaching has the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone continuously comes to see you without bringing this teaching, you must stop welcoming him to your house and stop bidding him good morning, 11 For whoever keeps on bidding him good morning is sharing in his wicked works. 12 Though I have much to write you, I do not choose to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so that your happiness may be complete, 13 The children of your chosen sister wish to be remembered to you.