1 John 2:1-2 World English Bible

2 1  My little children, I write these things to you so that you may not sin. If anyone sins, we have a Counselor [1] with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous. 2  And he is the atoning sacrifice [2] for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.


[1] 2:1 Greek Parakleton: Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, and Comfortor.

[2] 2:2 “atoning sacrifice” is from the Greek “hilasmos,” an appeasing, propitiating, or the means of appeasement or propitiation—the sacrifice that turns away God’s wrath because of our sin.

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