1 The elder, to Electa Cyria, and her children, whom I love sincerely; and not I only, but also all who have known the truth;
2 for the truth's sake, which is in us, and shall be with us forever:
3 Favor, mercy, and peace, be with you, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, with truth and love.
4 I rejoiced greatly, when I found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
5 And now I beseech you, Cyria, not as writing to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is the love that we walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you have heard from the beginning, that you may walk in it;
7 for many deceivers are entered into the world, who do not confess Jesus Christ did come in the flesh. This is the deceiver, and the antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we may not lose the things which we have wrought, but may receive a full reward.
9 Whoever transgresses, and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, has not God: he who abides in the doctrine of Christ, has both the Father and the Son.
10 If any one come to you, and bring not this doctrine; receive him not into your house, nor wish him success:
11 for he who wishes him success, partakes in his evil deeds.
12 Having many things to write to you, I did not incline to communicate them by paper and ink; because I hope to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be complete.
13 The children of your beloved sister, salute you.