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Ja, starší, píšem Božej vyvolenej cirkvi a všetkým jej členom.

2-3 Milujem vás spolu so všetkými, ktorí poznali pravdu, čo žije v našich srdciach a zostane tu večne. A nielen pravda, ale aj láska, zľutovanie a pokoj od Boha Otca a Ježiša, jeho Syna.

Teším sa, že niektorí z vás žijú podľa Božích prikázaní.

Nebude to nič nové, pripomeniem len to, čo už dávno viete:

Milujme sa navzájom, ako nás tomu učil Ježiš Kristus.

Varovanie pred falošnými učiteľmi

Láska a poslušnosť sú našou jedinou ochranou pred zvodcami, ktorých je dnes všade plno. Kto popiera, že Ježiš Kristus je Boží Syn, ktorý sa stal človekom, je zvodca a Kristov nepriateľ.

Dbajte, aby nevyšlo nazmar to, čo sme spoločne vybojovali, a aby ste napokon o všetko neprišli.

Komu nestačí Kristovo učenie a púšťa sa do špekulácií, vzďaľuje sa od Boha. Kto sa Kristovho učenia pridŕža, je v spojení s Bohom Otcom aj so Synom.

10 Ak príde niekto s iným učením, zavrite pred ním dvere a nedajte mu príležitosť.

11 Kto mu ju dáva, stáva sa jeho spoluvinníkom.

12 Mám ešte mnohé na srdci, ale nechcem to zveriť papieru. Dúfam, že sa k vám dostanem a osobne sa pozhovárame a vzájomne potešíme.

13 Pozdravujú vás všetci tunajší kresťania.

King James Version

2 John

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

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

I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.