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1 John 2:12 NIV

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12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.

References for 1 John 2:12

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      • a 2:5 - Or "word, God’s love"
      • b 2:9 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15, 17; 4:20; 5:16.
      • c 2:10 - The Greek word for "brother and sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in 3:10; 4:20, 21.
      • d 2:15 - Or "world, the Father’s love"
      • e 2:20 - Some manuscripts "and you know all things"