1 The elder to the elect Cyria, and to her children, whom in truth I love with divine love; and not I, but also those having known the truth; 2 on account of the truth which abides in us, and shall be with us forever.
3 Grace, mercy, peace, shall be with us from God our Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and in divine love.
4 I rejoice exceedingly because I have found some of thy children walking about in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. 5 And now I entreat thee, O Cyria, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another with divine love. 6 And this is the divine love, that we may walk about according to his commandments; this is the commandment, That, as you heard from the beginning, that you may walk about in it.
7 Because many deceivers have gone out into the world, who do not confess that Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh; the same is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Take heed to yourselves, that you may not destroy those things which you have wrought, but may receive a full reward. 9 Every one going forth, and not abiding in the teaching of Christ, has not God; the one abiding in the teaching, the same has both the Father and the Son. 10 If any one comes to you, and does not bring this doctrine; do not receive him into your house, and do not bid him God speed: 11 for the one bidding him God speed partakes of his evil deeds.
12 Having many things to write to you, I would not write them with paper and ink: but I hope to come to you, and mouth to mouth to speak to you, in order that our joy may be full.