The Second Epistle of the Apostle John

[1] The elder to Electa Cyria and her children whom in truth I love (and not only I, but all who have known the truth) [2] on account of the truth which abideth in us, and will be with us for ever: [3] with you be favour, mercy, peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

[4] I was greatly rejoiced because I found some of thy children walking in truth, as we received a commandment from the Father. [5] And I now intreat thee, Cyria, not as writing to thee a new commandment; but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another; [6] and this love is, that we may walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you may walk therein. [7] Because there are many deceivers come into the world, who do not acknowledge that Jesus Christ is come in flesh. (This is the deceiver, and the Antichrist,) [8] look to yourselves, that we may not lose our labour, but that we may receive ample wages. [9] Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of the Christ, hath not God. He who abideth in the doctrine of the Christ hath both the Father and the Son. [10] If any one cometh to you, and doth not bring this doctrine, receive him not into your family; nor wish him success; [11] for he who wisheth him success is a partaker with him in his evil works.

[12] Having many things to write to you, I determined not to commit them to paper and ink; but I hope to come to you, and deliver them by word of mouth, that our joy may be complete.

[13] The children of thy sister Electa salute thee. Amen.