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1The elder, to a chosen Kuria and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth,
2because of the truth which stays in us and shall be with us forever:
3Favour, compassion, peace be with you from Elohim the Father, and from the Master יהושע Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4I rejoiced greatly because I found some of your children walking in truth, as we received a command from the Father.
5And now I ask you, Kuria, not as though I wrote a fresh command to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
6And this is the love, that we walk according to His commands.#See 1 John 5:3, and John 14:15. This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
7Because many who are leading astray went out into the world who do not confess יהושע Messiah as coming in the flesh. This one is he who is leading astray and the anti-messiah.
8See to yourselves, that we do not lose what we worked for, but that we might receive a complete reward.
9Everyone who is transgressing and not staying in the teaching of Messiah does not possess Elohim.#1 Tim. 6:3. The one who stays in the teaching of Messiah possesses both the Father and the Son.#See 1 John 1:3, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 5:20.
10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house nor greet him,
11for he who greets him shares in his wicked works.
12Having much to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink, but I expect to come to you and speak face to face, so that our joy might be complete.
13The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amĕn.
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