First (proteron). Regular adverb for comparison between two, though prwton often occurs also ( John 1:41 ), with epeita (then) following. For the sins (ton). Only the article in the Greek with repetition of uper or of amartiwn. When he offered up himself (eauton anenegka). First aorist active participle of anaperw, to offer up. See same idea in John 9:14 where eauton proshnegken is used. Old verb for sacrifice to place on the altar ( 1 Peter 2:51 Peter 2:24 ).