1 John 2:12

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I write vnto you, little children, because your sinnes are forgiuen you for his Names sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I write unto you, `my' little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name.
- Basic English Bible

I write to you, children, because [your] sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
- Darby Bible

I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
- Webster's Bible

I am writing to you, dear children, because for His sake your sins are forgiven you.
- Weymouth Bible

I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
- World English Bible

Litle sones, Y write to you, that youre synnes ben foryouun to you for his name.
- Wycliffe Bible

I write to you, little children, because the sins have been forgiven you through his name;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:12


2:12 I have written to you, beloved children - Thus St. John bespeaks all to whom he writes. But from the thirteenth to #1John 2:13 |- 27 the twentyseventh verse, he divides them particularly into fathers, young men, and little children. Because your sins are forgiven you - As if he had said, This is the sum of what I have now written. He then proceeds to other things, which are built upon this foundation.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:12


1Jo 2:12 I write unto you, little children. John calls all the saints "little children". Then he divides them into three classes, "fathers", "young men", and "little children" (1Jo 2:13), but the Greek word "paidion", rendered "little children" in 1Jo 2:13, is a different one from 1Jo 2:1,12, "teknion".

Discussion for 1 John 2:12

  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 12
    could this mean that little children that dont understand sin and death,are excused and forgiven anyway,so that mankind cannot badmouth JESUS for allowing a child to die before the age of accountibility?JESUS is bigger than that ...

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