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1The elder to the elect lady and to her children, whom I love in truth. And it's not I alone but also all those who know the truth. 2Because of the truth that remains in us, and is remaining with us forever. 3May grace, mercy, and peace be with us from God the fatehr and from Jesus Christ the Son of the Father in truth and love.
4I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, just as the command we received from the Father. 5And now I ask you, lady, not as though writing a new command to you, but one which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another. 6And this is love, that we might walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, just as you heard from the begninning, that you should walk in it. 7Because many deceivers have gone out into the world, who do not testify taht Jesus Christ ahs come in the flesh. This is what it means to be deceiver and antichrist. 8Watch yourselves, that you don't ruin what we have accomplished, but might receive the full reward. 9Everyone who moves ahead and doesn't remain in the teachingof Christ doesn't have God. The one who remains in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and doesn't carry this teaching, don't receive him into your house. Don't greet him and say nothing to him. 11For the one who greets him has fellowship with his evil deeds.
12I have many things to write but I do not wish to write them using letter and ink, but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that our joy might be fulfilled. 13Our elect sister's children greet you!