2 John

    The elder.

    To the selected ladya and her children, whom I love in truth. And not only me, but also all those who have perceived the truth. Because of the truth which remains among us, and will remain among us into the age.

    Grace, mercy, and peace will be among us with God the father and with the lord Yeshua the Anointed, the son of the father in truth and in love.

    I greatly rejoiced because I’ve found some of your- children walking in the truth, according to the command we received from the father. And now I ask you- lady, not as if I’m writing you- a new command, but one which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we may walk according to his commands. This is the command, just as you= heard from the beginning, so that you= should walk in it.

    Because many seducersb have entered into the world, those who don’t acknowledge the coming of Yeshua the Anointed in the flesh — this is the seducer, and the anti-anointed. Watch out for yourselves, so that we don’t destroy that which we’ve worked for, but we may receive the full reward.

    Everyone who transgresses and doesn’t remain in the teaching of the Anointed, doesn’t have God. The one who remains in the teaching of the Anointed, this one also has the father and the son. If anyone comes to you= and doesn’t bear this teaching, don’t accept them into the house, and don’t say “rejoicec” to them. For the one who says “rejoice” to them shares together with their wicked works.

    Although I have much to write to you=, I don’t want to do so with paper and ink, but I expect to come to you=, and to speak face to faced so that our joy may be completed.

    The children of your- selected sister greet you-.


a) lady as in a female lord

b) seduce literally means “to lead astray”

c) “rejoice” was commonly used as a greeting

d) “face to face” is literally “mouth to mouth”

e) amen is a Hebrew word meaning “truly”