Bible, King James Version (KJV)
] The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom
I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the
] For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be
with us for ever.
] Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God
the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and
] I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in
truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
] And now
I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but
that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment,
That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we
receive a full reward.
] Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in
the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ,
he hath both the Father and the Son.
] If there come any unto you,
and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him
] For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his
] Having many things to write unto you, I would not
write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face,
that our joy may be full.
] The children of thy elect sister greet