“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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".