- The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
- for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
- Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
- I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
- Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.