Second Epistle of John

1:1 The elder to the lady who is chosen by God – and her followers, whom I – and others who know the truth – truly love –
1:2 on behalf of the Truth – which abides within us and will be with us forever.
1:3 We receive grace, mercy and tranquility from God the Creator, and from Jesus the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ] – the Representative of the Creator in truth and love.
1:4 I was very happy to find some of your followers progressing in the Truth – just as we have been instructed to do from the Creator.
1:5 Now lady, I request of you not as if I was writing to you a new instruction, but one that we have been given from the start: That we love one another.
1:6 And to love is to carry on according to His instructions. This is the instruction that you have heard from the start, and you should carry it out.
1:7 For many deceivers have come forth to the world – they don’t accept that Jesus the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ] appeared in the flesh. They are deceivers and opposers of God.
1:8 Be careful that you don’t lose what has been worked for – so that you can receive the full reward.
1:9 One who gets ahead of himself and doesn’t maintain the teachings of the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ] does not have God. One who maintains the teachings has both the Father and the Representative.
1:10 If someone comes up to you and doesn’t bear these teachings – don’t receive him into your house and don’t welcome them in.
1:11 Because one who welcomes them in participates in their wicked activities.
1:12 While I have many things to write you about, I don’t want to use scroll and ink. Rather, I hope to approach you and speak personally so that your joy can be complete.
1:13 The followers of your sister, chosen by God, send you their greetings.

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