The Sacred BibleThe Second Letter of John
[II Ioannes 1]
[2 John 1]

{1:1} Senior Electæ dominæ, et natis eius, quos ego diligo in veritate, et non ego solus, sed et omnes, qui cognoverunt veritatem,
{1:1} The Elder to the Elect Lady, and those born of her, whom I love in the truth: and not I alone, but also all those who have known the truth,

{1:2} propter veritatem, quæ permanet in nobis, et nobiscum erit in æternum.
{1:2} because the truth which dwells in us shall be with us for eternity.

{1:3} Sit vobiscum gratia, misericordia, pax a Deo Patre, et a Christo Iesu Filio Patris in veritate, et charitate.
{1:3} May grace, mercy, and peace be with you from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus, the Son of the Father, in truth and in love.

{1:4} Gavisus sum valde, quoniam inveni de filiis tuis ambulantes in veritate, sicut mandatum accepimus a Patre.
{1:4} I was very glad because I discovered some of your sons walking in the truth, just as we received the commandment from the Father.

{1:5} Et nunc rogo te domina, non tamquam mandatum novum scribens tibi, sed quod habuimus ab initio, ut diligamus alterutrum.
{1:5} And now I petition you, Lady, not as if writing a new commandment to you, but instead that commandment which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.

{1:6} Et hæc est charitas, ut ambulemus secundum mandata eius. Hoc est enim mandatum, ut quemadmodum audistis ab initio, in eo ambuletis:
{1:6} And this is love: that we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that you have heard in the same way from the beginning, and in which you should walk.

{1:7} quoniam multi seductores exierunt in mundum, qui non confitentur Iesum Christum venisse in carnem: hic est seductor, et antichristus.
{1:7} For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess that Jesus Christ has arrived in the flesh. Such a one as this is a deceiver and an antichrist.

~ These persons are foreshadowings of the false prophetess and the Antichrist. In denying that Jesus is God Incarnate and the Messiah, they prepare for the eventual arrival of the Antichrist in the distant future. In denying any of the teachings of Jesus, they are in effect denying that God became Incarnate. For if God became Incarnate in order to teach you something, how can you deny His teachings and still claim that He is God Incarnate?

{1:8} Videte vosmetipsos, ne perdatis quæ operati estis: sed ut mercedem plenam accipiatis.
{1:8} Be cautious for yourselves, lest you lose what you have accomplished, and so that, instead, you may receive a full reward.

{1:9} Omnis, qui recedit, et non permanet in doctrina Christi, Deum non habet: qui permanet in doctrina, hic et Patrem et Filium habet.
{1:9} Everyone who withdraws and does not remain in the doctrine of Christ, does not have God. Whoever remains in the doctrine, such a one as this has both the Father and the Son.

{1:10} Si quis venit ad vos, et hanc doctrinam non affert, nolite recipere eum in domum, nec AVE ei dixeritis.
{1:10} If anyone comes to you, and does not bring this doctrine, do not be willing to receive him into the house, and do not speak a greeting to him.

{1:11} Qui enim dicit illi AVE, communicat operibus eius malignis.
{1:11} For whoever speaks a greeting to him, is speaking with his evil works.

{1:12} Plura habens vobis scribere, nolui per chartam et atramentum: spero enim me futurum apud vos, et os ad os loqui: ut gaudium vestrum plenum sit.
{1:12} I have much more to write to you, but I am not willing to do so through paper and ink. For I hope that I may be with you in the future, and that I may speak face to face, so that your joy may be full.

{1:13} Salutant te filii sororis tuæ Electæ.
{1:13} The sons of your Elect Sister greet you.

~ The Elect Lady and the Elect Sister refers to two churches in two different cities.

The Sacred BibleThe Second Letter of John