20 And we know that the Son of God has come and rhas given us understanding, so that we may know shim who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. 5 k Everyone who believes that l Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and m everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. kThere is sin that leads to death; lI do not say that one should pray for that. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. John William Lowery (born July 31, 1971), best known by the stage name John 5, is an American guitarist. Loving our neighbors has been an important part of the Christian life “from the beginning” (2 John 1:5). 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. 14 And twe have seen and testify that uthe Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of vthe world. 19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, vdevoid of the Spirit. 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. Date of Writing: The Book of 2 John would most likely have been written at about the same time as John’s other letters, 1 and 3 John, between A.D. 85-95. 13 The children of your elect sister greet you. a 2 He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, rdo not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 8 Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and tblaspheme the glorious ones. 23 save others by asnatching them out of bthe fire; to others show mercy cwith fear, hating even dthe garment7 stained by the flesh. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. Suitable for young and old. 6 We are from God. 1 My children, * I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all … Just as in the Gospel of John the author does not explicitly identify himself with the Apostle John, so here he prefers the designation the elder. John 5 Even on the Sabbath 1-6 Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem. John 2:5(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 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. gWhoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. 4 I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us. Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves. See How They All Connect. By this we know hthe Spirit of truth and ithe spirit of error. 5 kEveryone who believes that lJesus is the Christ has been born of God, and meveryone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. The literary considerations that link 2 John and 3 John also link them with the First Letter and the Gospel of John. 17 But you must tremember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for che who is in you is greater than dhe who is in the world. The elect lady and her children refers to a particular local church at some distance from the community where the author is living at the time. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that dmy children are walking in the truth. 14 It was also about these that Enoch, lthe seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, m“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, (A) I ask that we love one another. kWhoever does good is from God; lwhoever does evil has not seen God. 2 John – Walking In the Truth “This epistle is more remarkable for the spirit of Christian love which it breathes than for anything else. 20 But you, beloved, wbuilding yourselves up in your most holy faith and xpraying in the Holy Spirit, 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 in Judea, in the time 2 of King Herod, 3 wise men 4 from the East came to Jerusalem 5 2 saying, “Where is the one who is born king of the Jews? 2 nBy this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. Read more Share Copy Look with me, at some Scriptures that Jesus spoke Himself about this very thing. 2 John is being written to warn a “sister” congregation some distance away of the missionary efforts of the secessionist false teachers, and the dangers of wel… John 5 - After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 9 But when uthe archangel vMichael, contending with the devil, was disputing wabout the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, x“The Lord rebuke you.” 12 Demetrius mhas received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, qdoes not have God. John 5 1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. All rights reserved worldwide. Amen. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us ceternal life, and dthis life is in his Son. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 12 qNo one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and rhis love is perfected in us. While in Jerusalem, He went to a pool near the temple. 12 eWhoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our fcommon salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you gto contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 10 So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. 2 ebecause of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 fGrace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. on StudyLight.org 5 Now I want mto remind you, although you once fully knew it, that nJesus, who saved3 a people out of the land of Egypt, oafterward destroyed those who did not believe. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. 10 In this is love, onot that we have loved God nbut that he loved us and sent his Son to be pthe propitiation for our sins. Whoever does not believe God ahas made him a liar, bbecause he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. Answer: John begins his second epistle with these words: “The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth” (2 John 1:1, ESV). 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes tthat Jesus is the Son of God? I ask that we love one another. Love is one of John’s favorite topics throughout his letters. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 2 John 1:5 - Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. Whoever abides in the teaching qhas both the Father and the Son. 2 John 5 5 And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: d that we love one another. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 15 Peace be to you. 8 lAnyone who does not love does not know God, because mGod is love. b 3 The way we may be sure * that we know him is to keep his commandments. 6 And jthis is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just kas you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 5 And now I ask you, dear lady—hnot as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—ithat we love one another. At the very start of His earthly ministry the Lord Jesus had to establish His God-appointed authority on earth, for as He set out on His three year walk towards the cross, He would honour no other instruction than those that came from His Father in heaven. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner gworthy of God. 19 We know that we are from God, and qthe whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 16 So xwe have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. 4 5 12 These are hidden reefs5 cat your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, dshepherds feeding themselves; ewaterless clouds, fswept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, guprooted; And this is the victory that has overcome the world—sour faith. 5 eThey are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and fthe world listens to them. 7 For lmany deceivers mhave gone out into the world, nthose who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. uInstead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, vso that our joy may be complete. 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. 3 For o this is the love of God, that we p … The friends greet you. 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