Introduction and Emphasis on Truth (Verses 1-3):
John begins by addressing the "elect lady and her children," widely interpreted as a figure of speech for a local church and its members. He stresses the importance of living in truth as a shared bond among believers.
Love and Obedience (Verses 4-6):
John is thrilled to find some living in truth, just as they were commanded. Love is elaborated upon as the act of walking according to God’s commands, a theme John consistently emphasizes.
Warnings Against Deceivers (Verses 7-13):
John cautions against the deceivers and antichrists infiltrating the community. He stresses the importance of abiding in the doctrine of Christ and warns against welcoming those who do not.
2 John serves as a concise, yet compelling message on the essential elements of Christian living: truth, love, and vigilance against deception. Though brief, it packs a wallop, stressing the interconnectedness of faith and practice. This letter serves as both an encouragement and a warning, urging believers to be discerning in a world rife with spiritual pitfalls.

2 John 1

1  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;

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

3  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.

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

5  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.

6  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.

7  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.

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

9  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.

End of 2 John 1

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