2 John 1:3 — 3 John 1:11
3 aGrace, mercy, bpeace will be with 1us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in 2truth and love.
4 I 1rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children awalking in 2truth, even as we received 3bcommandment from the Father.
5 And now I ask you, lady, not as writing a anew commandment to you but 1that which we have had 2from the beginning, that we blove one another.
6 And this is alove, that we bwalk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you walk in 1love.
7 For many 1deceivers awent out into the world, those who 2do bnot confess Jesus Christ coming 3in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the 4antichrist.
8 1aLook to yourselves that you do not 2lose the 3things which we wrought, but that you may receive a full 4reward.
9 Everyone who 1goes beyond and does not abide in the 2teaching of Christ does anot have God; he who abides in the teaching, he 3has both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you and does anot 1bring this teaching, do bnot receive 2him into your house, and do not say to him, 3Rejoice!
11 For he who says to him, Rejoice, ashares in his 1evil works.
12 Though I have amany things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink, but I am 1bhoping to be with you and to speak 2face to face that 3our cjoy may be made full.
13 The 1children of your achosen 2sister greet you.
1 The 1elder to 2Gaius the abeloved, whom I blove in 3ctruthfulness.
2 Beloved, concerning 1all things I 2wish that you may 3prosper and be in 4health, even as your 5soul 3prospers.
3 For I 1rejoiced greatly at the brothers’ coming and atestifying to 2your steadfastness in the truth, even as you 3walk in 4truth.
4 I have no greater joy than these things, that I hear that my achildren are walking in the btruth.
5 aBeloved, you do bfaithfully in 1whatever you have wrought for the brothers, and this for 2cstrangers,
6 Who atestified to your 1love before the 2church; whom you 3will do well to bsend forward in a manner 4cworthy of God;
7 For on behalf of the 1aName they went out, taking nothing from the 2Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to 1support such ones that we may become afellow workers in the 2truth.
9 I wrote something to the 1church; but 2Diotrephes, who loves 3to be afirst among them, does not 4receive us.
10 For this reason, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he does, 1babbling against us with 2evil words; and not being satisfied with these, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those intending to do so he forbids and acasts out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not aimitate the 1bevil, but the good. He who 2does cgood is 3of God; he who 4does evil has 5dnot seen God.