1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
2 John 1
1 He exhorteth a certain honourable matron, and her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward of their former profession: 10 and to have nothing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of Christ Jesus.
1:1 ¶ The Ancient to the lady Elect and her children, whom I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth,
1:2 For the sake of the truth which dwelleth in us and shall be with us for ever.
1:3 Grace be with you, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus the Son of the Father: in truth and charity.
1:4 I was exceeding glad that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing a new commandment to thee, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 And this is charity: That we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in the same:
1:7 For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.
1:8 Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.
1:9 Whosoever revolteth and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.
1:10 If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you.
1:11 For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works.
1:12 Having more things to write unto you, I would not by paper and ink: for I hope that I shall be with you and speak face to face, that your joy may be full.
1:13 The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.
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