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1 John 2:1-3 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Christ, Our Answer for Sin

You are my dear children, and I write these things to you so that you won’t sin. But if anyone does sin, we continually have a forgiving Redeemer[a] who is face-to-face with the Father:[b] Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice[c] for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.[d]

The New Commandment

Here’s how we can be sure that we’ve truly come to know God: if we keep his commands.[e]


  1. 1 John 2:1 Or “Advocate.” The Aramaic can be translated “the Redeemer who ends the curse.” See John 14:16 and the second footnote.
  2. 1 John 2:1 He is still our Father even when we sin.
  3. 1 John 2:2 Or “satisfaction for our sins.”
  4. 1 John 2:2 In these two verses we find three things that Christ is to us: (1) our forgiving Redeemer/Intercessor, (2) the Righteous One who suffered in our place, and (3) the atoning sacrifice for our sins, which cleanses and shelters us.
  5. 1 John 2:3 Keeping God’s commands is the proof and evidence of coming to know God, not the means of knowing God.
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