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