2 John 1



2 John 1 is a short letter emphasizing the importance of love grounded in truth, cautioning against false teachers who deny the incarnation of Christ, and encouraging believers to adhere to the fundamental teachings of the Christian faith.


  1. Greetings and Love in Truth (2 John 1:1-3): The letter opens with the author, traditionally believed to be the Apostle John, addressing a chosen lady and her children. He expresses joy at finding her children walking in truth, emphasizing the importance of love grounded in truth.
  2. Commandment to Love One Another (2 John 1:4-6): John commends the recipients for walking in God's commandments and encourages them to continue in love for one another. Love, he emphasizes, is not a new commandment but the one they had from the beginning.
  3. Warning Against Deceivers (2 John 1:7-11): John warns about deceivers who deny that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. He instructs the readers not to support or welcome such deceivers, highlighting the importance of maintaining the doctrinal truth about Christ.
  4. Farewell and Final Greetings (2 John 1:12-13): The letter concludes with John expressing his desire to visit in person and sharing greetings from "the children of your elect sister." The closing words reiterate the theme of love and encourage the recipients to walk in truth.