The elder to the electe lady and her children, whom I loue in şe trueth: and
not I onely, but also all that haue knowen the trueth
2 for şe truthes sake whych dwelleth in vs, and shalbe in vs for euer.
3 With vs shall be grace, mercye, & peace from God the father & from the
lord Iesus Christ şe sonne of the father, in trueth & loue.
4 I reioysed greatly, that I founde of thy children walkinge in trueth, as we
haue receaued a commaundement of the father.
5 And now beseche I şe lady, not as though I wrote a new commaundement vnto
the, but that same which we haue had from the beginnynge, that we shuld loue one
6 And this is the loue, that we shulde walke after hys commaundement. This
commaundement is (that as ye haue hearde from şe beginnynge) ye shuld walke in
7 For many deceauers are entred into the worlde, whych confesse not that Iesus
Christ is come in the fleshe. This is a deceauer and an Antichrist.
8 Loke on your selues that we loose not that we haue wrought: but that we maye
haue ful rewarde.
9 Whosoeuer transgresseth & bydeth not in şe doctryne of Christ, hath not
God. He şt endureth in şe doctrine of Christ, hath both şe father & şe
10 If ther come eny vnto you, & bringe not this learninge, him receaue not
to house: nether byd him God spede.
11 For he şt byddeth him God spede, is partaker of hys euyl dedes.
12 I had many thynges to wryte vnto you, neuerthelesse I wolde not wryte wt
paper and ynke: but I trust to come vnto you, & speake wt you mouth to
mouth, that oure ioye maye be full:
13 the sonnes of thy electe sister grete the. Amen.