||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,
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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:
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Qui enim dicit illi Ave, communicat operibus ejus malignis.
||For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works.
||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.
||Salutant te filii sororis tuæ Electæ.
||The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.