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Discovered: Antinoopolis, Egypt
Location: Oxford, England: Ashmolean Museum
Contents: 2 John 1-9
elder, to the chosen lady and her children,
whom I love in truth, and not I only, but
rejoice greatly that I have found some of
your children walking in truth, even as we have
been commanded by the Father. 5 Now I beg you,
dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the
beginning, that we love one another. 6 This is love, that
we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you
should walk in it. 7 For
many deceivers have
 The three readings of “you” instead of “we” in verse 8 match the critical text.
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