New Living Translation
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins--and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
King James Bible
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Darby Bible Translation
and he is the propitiation for our sins; but not for ours alone, but also for the whole world.
World English Bible
And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
Young's Literal Translation
and he -- he is a propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:2 And he is the propitiation - The atoning sacrifice by which the wrath of God is appeased. For our sins - Who believe. And not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world - Just as wide as sin extends, the propitiation extends also .
LibraryThe Witness of the Spirit
Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
A Bundle of Myrrh
In Him: Like Him
What God is to Us.
The other goat, the scapegoat chosen by lot to be sent away, will be kept alive, standing before the LORD. When it is sent away to Azazel in the wilderness, the people will be purified and made right with the LORD.
Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world."
He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation.
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,
Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.
1 John 3:5
And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.
1 John 4:10
This is real love--not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
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