1 John 2:1-2

Christ Is Our Advocate

1 1My little children, I am 2writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, 3we have an [a]4Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
2 and He Himself is 5the [b]propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also 6for those of the whole world.

1 John 2:1-2 In-Context

1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Cross References 6

  • 1. John 13:33; Galatians 4:19; 1 John 2:12, 28; 1 John 3:7, 18; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 5:21
  • 2. 1 John 1:4
  • 3. Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24
  • 4. John 14:16
  • 5. Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 4:10
  • 6. John 4:42; John 11:51; 1 John 4:14

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Gr "Paracletos," one called alongside to help; or "Intercessor"
  • [b]. Or "satisfaction"