1 John 2:12

“I write vnto you, little children, because your sinnes are forgiuen you for his Names sake.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
- King James Version

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

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.

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