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2 John

The elder,

To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

12 I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

13 The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.

Footnotes

  1. 2 John 1:8 Some manuscripts you

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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.