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

  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world ---IF---any man love the world the love of the FATHER is not in him 16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the FATHER but is of the world 17 and the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth forever
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now 10 he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him
  • Zach
    Verse 15 reminds us if we do not limit the amount of time we spend on nonessential things, we may find ourselves neglecting the most important activity of all—our worship of Jehovah God.
  • Irene123
    As to acknowledging who Jesus was - the angel in Matt. 1:23 confirmed it " ..... his name shall be called ..... Emmanuel ..... " (God with us."), Jn. 1:14; 2Tim. 3:16.
  • Irene123
    Thomas, a Jew like Jesus (Deut. 6:4), also acknowledged who Jesus was, " My Lord and my God." Just as Peter said Jesus was the CHRIST (the anointed one).
  • Bruce
    Eliiah:Jesus is alive in the flesh. Where in the Bible is that found ?

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