2 John 1
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A Greeting from the Elder
(3 John 1:1–4)

1The Elder to the elect Lady, and her children, whom I loue in the trueth: and not I onely, but also all that haue knowen the trueth, 2For the trueths sake which dwelleth in vs, and shalbe with vs for euer: 3Grace be with you, mercie and peace from God the Father, and from the Lorde Iesus Christ the Sonne of the Father, with trueth and loue.

Walking in the Truth
(John 8:30–47)

4I reioyced greatly, that I founde of thy children walking in trueth, as we haue receiued a commandement of the Father. 5And nowe beseeche I thee, Lady, (not as writing a newe commandement vnto thee, but that same which we had from the beginning) that we loue one another. 6And this is that loue, that we should walke after his commandements. This commandement is, that as ye haue heard from the beginning, ye should walke in it.

Beware of Deceivers

7For many deceiuers are entred into this worlde, which confesse not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh. He that is such one, is a deceiuer and an Antichrist. 8Looke to your selues, that we lose not the things which we haue done, but that we may receiue full reward. 9Whosoeuer transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Sonne. 10If there come any vnto you, and bring not this doctrine, receiue him not to house, neither bid him, God speede: 11For he that biddeth him, God speede, is partaker of his euill deedes.

(3 John 1:13–14)

12Although I had many things to write vnto you, yet I woulde not write with paper & ynke: but I trust to come vnto you, & speake mouth to mouth, that our ioy may be full.

13The sonnes of thine elect sister greete thee, Amen.

Geneva Bible of 1587

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