The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that know the truth;
The elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
to whom we gave place in the way of subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins,
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
The children of thine elect sister salute thee.
it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Cephas before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest as do the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, how compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever: