The Second Epistle of John

The Second Epistle of John

© 2009 William R. Finck Jr.


1 The elder to the elect mistress and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all those knowing the truth, 2 on which account the truth abides in us and shall be with us forever. 3 Favor, mercy, peace shall be with us from Yahweh the Father and from Yahshua Christ the Son of the Father in truth and in love.

4 I have rejoiced exceedingly because I found some from among your children walking in truth, just as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5 And now I ask you, mistress, not as if writing a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that you should love one another. 6 And this is the love: that you would walk in accordance with His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that in this you should walk.

7 For many deceivers have come into Society, those not agreeing that Yahshua Christ comes in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that you would not lose the things which we have accomplished, but you would receive a full reward.

9 Each who going forth and not abiding in the teaching of Christ has not Yahweh. He abiding in the teaching, he also has the Father and the Son. 10 If one comes to you and does not bear this teaching, do not receive him into the house and do not speak to welcome him! 11 For he speaking to welcome him takes a share in his evil works.

12 Having many things to write to you I have not had desire by paper and ink, but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that your joy would be fulfilled.

13 The children of your elect sister greet you.

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