New International Version
I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
King James Bible
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
Darby Bible Translation
I write to you, children, because [your] sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
World English Bible
I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
Young's Literal Translation
I write to you, little children, because the sins have been forgiven you through his name;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I write unto you, little children - Τεκνια· Beloved children, (see on 1 John 2:1 (note)), those who were probably the apostle's own converts, and members of the Church over which he presided. But it may be applied to young converts in general; those who can call God Abba, Father, by the Holy Spirit: therefore he says of them, that their sins were forgiven them for his name's sake: i.e. on account of Jesus, the Savior, who had died for them, and was now their Mediator at the right hand of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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'I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.'--1 John ii. 14. 'What am I going to be?' is the question that presses upon young people stepping out of the irresponsibilities of childhood into youth. But, unfortunately, the question is generally supposed to be answered when they have fixed upon a trade or profession. It means, rightly taken, a great deal more than that. 'What am I going to make of myself?' 'What …
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"Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 John 2:1
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
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