2 John

2 John 1

1 Senior Electæ dominæ, et natis ejus, quos ego diligo in veritate, et non ego solus, sed et omnes qui cognoverunt veritatem, 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,
2 propter veritatem, quæ permanet in nobis, et nobiscum erit in æternum. For the sake of the truth which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
3 Sit vobiscum gratia, misericordia, pax a Deo Patre, et a Christo Jesu Filio Patris in veritate, et caritate. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus the Son of the Father; in truth and charity.
4 Gavisus sum valde, quoniam inveni de filiis tuis ambulantes in veritate, sicut mandatum accepimus a Patre. I was exceeding glad, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5 Et nunc rogo te domina, non tamquam mandatum novum scribens tibi, sed quod habuimus ab initio, ut diligamus alterutrum. 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 Et hæc est caritas, ut ambulemus secundum mandata ejus. Hoc est enim mandatum, ut quemadmodum audistis ab initio, in eo ambuletis. 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:
7 Quoniam multi seductores exierunt in mundum, qui non confitentur Jesum Christum venisse in carnem : hic est seductor, et antichristus. 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 Videte vosmetipsos, ne perdatis quæ operati estis : sed ut mercedem plenam accipiatis. Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.
9 Omnis qui recedit, et non permanet in doctrina Christi, Deum non habet : qui permanet in doctrina, hic et Patrem et Filium habet. 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.
10 Si quis venit ad vos, et hanc doctrinam non affert, nolite recipere eum in domum, nec Ave ei dixeritis. If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you.
11 Qui enim dicit illi Ave, communicat operibus ejus malignis. For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works.
12 Plura habens vobis scribere, nolui per cartam et atramentum : spero enim me futurum apud vos, et os ad os loqui : ut gaudium vestrum plenum sit. 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 Salutant te filii sororis tuæ Electæ. The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.