2Jo 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
2Jo 1:1)2Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.3For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers
1. Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10
 came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. (
2Jo 1:4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
2Jo 1:4)4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (
1Co 4:14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
1Co 9:12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.
1Co 9:15 But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting.
1Co 9:15)8Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.9I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.10So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.11Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. (
Ps 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.