1Or, Cyria, And in vs. 5.1:2 for the truth’s sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us 2for ever:
2Gk. unto the age:1:3 Grace, mercy, peace shall be with us, from God the Father, and 3from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
3So BAψ 0232 1739 1852 1243 322 048 copsa (vg). 2344 33 and a majority of lesser Gk. mss., (copbo) arm read from the Lord Jesus Christ, ℵ* 1881 read the Lord Jesus Christ,1:4 I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.
1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though a new commandment wrote I to thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 And this is love, that we should walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, even as ye heard from the beginning, that ye should walk in it.
1:7 For many deceivers are gone forth into the world, even they that confess not Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
1:8 Look to yourselves, that 4ye 5lose not the things which 6we have wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.
4ye ... ye So BA(ℵ)ψ 0232vid 1739 1852 1881 1241 (1243) 2344 (33) 322 and 73 lesser Gk. mss., cop vg arm. 403 lesser Gk. mss. read we ... we1:9 Whosoever 7goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching,8 the same hath both the Father and the Son.
6So B and a majority of lesser Gk. mss. But Aℵψ 0232vid 1739 1852 1881 1241 1243 2344 33 322 copbo vg arm read ye have wrought,
7Or, goeth ahead or, taketh the lead (Cf. 3Jo 9.) So BAℵ 0232 048 alone, cop vg. But ψ 1739 1852 1881 1241 1243 33 322 and 489 lesser Gk. mss. read transgresseth1:10 If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into your house, and 9give him no greeting:
82298 1735 and a majority of lesser Gk. mss., copbo add of Christ
9Or possibly, give him no greeting to take along as an introduction to others: Compare Ac 15:23. Lit. Do not ye tell him to rejoice.1:11 for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.
1:12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write them with paper and ink: but 10I hope to be with you, and to speak face to face, that 11your joy may be made full.
10So BAℵψ (1739) 1852 1881 1243 2344 33 322 vg. A majority of lesser Gk. mss., copsa read I hope to come unto you,1:13 The children of thine elect sister salute thee.12
11So BA 1739 1881 1243 2344 33 322 copbo vg. But ℵψ 1852 and a majority of lesser Gk. mss., arm read our joy copsa alone reads my joy
12So BAℵψ 1739 1881 1243 2344 33 322 copsa,bo vg. 1852 and 451 lesser Gk. mss., arm add Amen.