2 John 1
He exhorteth a certain honourable matron, and her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief,
2 John 1:1 The elder to the electe lady and her children, whom I loue in þe trueth: and not I onely, but also all that haue knowen the trueth 2 John 1:2 for þe truthes sake whych dwelleth in vs, and shalbe in vs for euer. 2 John 1:3 With vs shall be grace, mercye, & peace from God the father & from the lord Iesus Christ þe sonne of the father, in trueth & loue. 2 John 1:4 I reioysed greatly, that I founde of thy children walkinge in trueth, as we haue receaued a commaundement of the father. 2 John 1:5 And now beseche I þe 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 another. 2 John 1:6 And this is the loue, that we shulde walke after hys commaundement. This commaundement is (that as ye haue hearde from þe beginnynge) ye shuld walke in it. 2 John 1:7 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.
lest they lose the reward of their former profession:
2 John 1:8 Loke on your selues that we loose not that we haue wrought: but that we maye haue ful rewarde. 2 John 1:9 Whosoeuer transgresseth & bydeth not in þe doctryne of Christ, hath not God. He þt endureth in þe doctrine of Christ, hath both þe father & þe sonne.
and to have nothing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of Christ Jesus.
2 John 1:10 If ther come eny vnto you, & bringe not this learninge, him receaue not to house: nether byd him God spede. 2 John 1:11 For he þt byddeth him God spede, is partaker of hys euyl dedes. 2 John 1:12 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: 2 John 1:13 the sonnes of thy electe sister grete the. Amen.