1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he is the propitiation for our sinnes: and not for ours onely, but also for the sinnes of the whole world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for {those of} the whole world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only, but for all the world.
- Basic English Bible

and *he* is the propitiation for our sins; but not for ours alone, but also for the whole world.
- Darby Bible

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
- Webster's Bible

and He is an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
- Weymouth Bible

And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
- World English Bible

Jhesu Crist, and he is the foryyuenes for oure synnes; and not oneli for oure synnes, but also for the synnes of al the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he -- he is a propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:2


2:2 And he is the propitiation - The atoning sacrifice by which the wrath of God is appeased. For our sins - Who believe. And not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world - Just as wide as sin extends, the propitiation extends also .


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:2


1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins. The mercy seat of the Tabernacle where God met man was called the propitiation. Christ is our mercy seat, where God meets us in mercy and forgiveness. And not for ours only. Christ's offering is for all. He tasted "death for every man" (Heb 2:9).

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Joan Travick
    Keep in mind I John 2:22-23: Remember, it was Peter who acknowledged who Jesus was
  • Eliiah
    The antichrist spirit that confesses not that Jesus is alive in the flesh is a liar because EVERY spirit KNOWS this very day that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE IN THE FLESH! The antichrist spirit is a liar and deceiver because it KNOWS! You know and confess not! Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
  • Matt
    "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." If you reject Jesus Christ, you reject God. John ch. 1 and 1 John ch. 5 v. 7: Jesus IS THE LIVING WORD OF GOD. In other words: GOD HIMSELF in the flesh.
  • Sylvia
    To Jerry Parker,
    Romans 10:9-11, If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
    For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    For the scripture says "Whoever believes on Him wil not be put to shame"
    Our God is not a liar. If HE said it HE meant it.
  • Wayne
    Acts 2:37. They asked what must we do to be saved. The reply was and is, repent and be baptized. Matt. 4:17, Jesus started preaching, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We surrender to Him. He blesses us as we walk with Him.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry Parker - You've read 1 Jn.3:24. Now go to Acts 2:37-38 to see HOW we have His spirit in us. Notice the people said, "Men and brethren, what must we DO?" Living for God is not a 'passive' thing; you have to DO something physically, just as Jesus did; He did not passively die on a cross. He DID something to save us. And you SHALL receive; that is a PROMISE; God cannot lie.

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