To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I alone, but also all who know the truth—
2because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
3Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, will be with us in truth and love.
4I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us.
5And now I urge you, dear lady—not as a new commandment to you, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
6And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.