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1:1 The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;
1:2 for the truth’s sake, which remains in us, and it will be with us forever:
1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
1:4 I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.
1:5 Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don’t confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.
1:8 Watch yourselves, that we don’t lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.
1:9 Whoever transgresses and doesn’t remain in the teaching of Christ, doesn’t have God. He who remains in the teaching, the same has both the Father and the Son.
1:10 If anyone comes to you, and doesn’t bring this teaching, don’t receive him into your house, and don’t welcome him,
1:11 for he who welcomes him participates in his evil works.
1:12 Having many things to write to you, I don’t want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.
1:13 The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.
1:1 The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth.
1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.
1:5 Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.
1:6 They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a way worthy of God,
1:7 because for the sake of the Name they went out, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
1:9 I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn’t accept what we say.
1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.
1:11 Beloved, don’t imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn’t seen God.
1:12 Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;
1:14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

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