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

  • Wayne
    V. 19. He's talking about believers who left the faith and turned to working the anti-Christ side. Either we are for Christ or against Him. Satan sews tares in the wheat so be careful.
  • Norm
    And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
  • Cec
    Correction I meant to say no he is not just speaking about the people of his time, he is speaking of this generation. We must remember that in Revelations it was revealed to John what is to come
  • Cec
    Yes he is speaking about us. We must remember that John has been shown what is to come. Many things that are happening today are revealed in Revelations
  • Bryan
    Who is John revering to in I John:19 is just the general population of his time?
  • Lolacica
    I so appreciate the commentary ,and comments here .I am newly in the word and find reading them very helpful to understanding .To be in the world and not of this world can be difficult ,and I know that I struggle daily with this .All Praise Be To The Most High that I find guidance and true wisdom through being lead by the Holy Spirit . Shalom

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