Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.

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BIBLE: 2 JOHN - Chapter 1

CHAPTER I.

He recommends walking in truth, loving one another, and to beware of false teachers.

1 The ancient, to the lady Elect, and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all they who have known the truth,

2 For the sake of the truth, which abideth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 Grace, mercy, and peace be with you, from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus, the Son of the Father, in truth, and charity.

4 I was exceeding glad, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

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.

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 it:

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.

8 Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.

9 Every one who recedeth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God: he that continueth in the doctrine, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house, nor say to him, Hail.

11 For he that saith unto him, Hail, communicateth with his wicked works.

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.

13 The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.

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5: John xiii. 34. and xv. 12.