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2 John 1:1 (LIT/UBS4) To the (ho) called out (eklektē) elder (presbuteros), Cyria (Kuria), and (kai) to the (tois) ones born (teknois) of her (autēs), whom (hous) I (egō) love (agapō) in (en) Truth (alētheia), and (kai) absolutely not (ouk) I (egō) only (monos), BUT (alla), all (pantes) the ones (hoi) also (kai) having known (egnōkotes) the (tēn) Truth (alētheian),


2 John 1:2 (LIT/UBS4) through (dia) the (tēn) Truth (alētheian), the (tēn) [Truth, RE] staying (menousan) in (en) us (hēmin), (and (kai) it shall cause itself to be (estai) with (meth’) us (hēmōn) into (eis) the (ton) age (aiōna)),


2 John 1:3 (LIT/UBS4) [there is, AE] grace (charis), mercy (eleos), peace (eirēnē) alongside3844, 3936 (para) God (theou) [the] Father (patros), and (kai) alongside3844, 3936 (para) Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christou), the (tou) Son (huiou) of the (tou) Father (patros), in (en) Truth (alētheia) and (kai) love (agapē)!


2 John 1:4 (LIT/UBS4) I was caused to rejoice (echarēn) very greatly (lian) that (hoti) I have found (heurēka), out (ek) of the (tōn) ones born (teknōn) of you (sou), ones walking around (peripatountas) in (en) Truth (alētheia), down according to as (kathōs) we received (elabomen) [an] injunction (entolēn) alongside3844, 3936 (para) of the (tou) Father (patros).


(For a believer's responsibility to stand himself alongside of the Father through doing good works, in order to receive anything from him, see Mat. 6:1-4, 18:19, 19:26, 21:42; Mark 10:27, 12:11; Luke 1:30, 37; John 5:44, 6:45-46, 8:38-42, 9:16, 33, 17:5-8; Rom. 2:11-13, 6:13, 12:1; 1 Cor. 7:24, 8:8a; 2 Cor. 9:8; Gal. 3:11; Eph. 6:8; 1 Tim. 2:10; 2 Tim. 3:17; Tit. 2:14, 3:8,14; Heb. 10:24; James 1:5-7, 27; 1 Pet. 2:20-21; 2 Pet. 3:8; 2 John 1:3-4; Rev. 2:28)


2 John 1:5 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) now (nun) I inquire (erōtō) of you (se), Cyria (Kuria), absolutely not (ouch) writing (graphōn) to you (soi) [a] new (kainēn) injunction (entolēn), BUT (alla), one which (hēn) we've been having (eichomen) from (ap’) [the] beginning (archēs), that (hina) we should love (agapōmen) one another (allēlous)!


2 John 1:6 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) this (hautē) is (estin) the (hē) love (agapē), in order that2443 (hina) we may walk around (peripatōmen) down according to (kata) the (tas) injunctions (entolas) of him (autou).  


This (hautē) is (estin) the (hē) injunction (entolē) down according to as (kathōs) you heard (ēkousate) from (ap’) [the] beginning (archēs), in order that (hina) we may walk around (peripatētē) in (en) her (autē).


2 John 1:7 (LIT/UBS4) Because (hoti) many (polloi) wanderers (planoi) came out (exēlthon) into (eis) the (ton) cosmos (kosmon), the ones (hoi) not (mē) confessing alike (homologountes) Jesus (Iēsoun) Christ (Christon) causing himself to come (erchomenon) in (en) flesh (sarki)


This one (houtos) is (estin) the (ho) Wanderer (planos) and (kai) the (ho) Antichrist (antichristos).


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and his Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


2 John 1:8 (LIT/UBS4) Look at (blepete) yourselves (heautous), in order that (hina) you may not lose (mē apolesēte) the things (ha) [for which, AE] we caused ourselves to work (eirgasametha), BUT (alla), you may receive (apolabēte) [a] full (plērē) wage (misthon)


2 John 1:9 (LIT/UBS4) The one (ho), anyone (pas), leading before (proagōn) [you, AE] and (kai) not (mē) staying (menōn) in (en) to the (tē) orthodoxy (didachē) of the (tou) Christ (Christou), he absolutely does not hold (ouk echei) God (theon)!


The one (ho) staying (menōn) in (en) to the (tē) orthodoxy (didachē), this one (houtos) holds (echei) the (ton) Father (patera), and (kai) the (ton) son (huion) also (kai)


2 John 1:10 (LIT/UBS4) If (ei) anyone (tis) causes himself to come (erchetai) to (pros) you (humas) and (kai) absolutely does not bring (ou pherei) the (tēn) orthodoxy (didachēn) of this (tautēn), do not receive (mē lambanete) him (auton) into (eis) [a] house (oikian), and (kai) do not say (mē legete) to him (autō) to rejoice (chairein)


2 John 1:11 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the one (ho) saying (legōn) to him (autō) to rejoice (chairein) shares in (koinōnei) the (tois) works (ergois) of him (autou), the (tois) evil ones (ponērois)


2 John 1:12 (LIT/UBS4) I having (echōn) many things (polla) for you (humin), I was absolutely not caused to wish (ouk eboulēthēn) to write (graphein) through (dia) [a] chart (chartou) and (kai) black (melanos).  


BUT (alla), I hope (elpizō) to cause myself to come (genesthai) to (pros) you (humas), and (kai) to speak (lalēsai) mouth (stoma) to (pros) mouth (stoma), in order that (hina) the (hē) joy (chara) of us (hēmōn) may be (ē) one having been filled full (peplērōmenē)!


2 John 1:13 (LIT/UBS4) The (ta) ones born (tekna) of the (tēs) sister (adelphēs) of you (sou), the (tēs) called out one (eklektēs), [each one, AE] causes himself to embrace (aspazetai) you (se).