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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 John 2

Verse 1

little children . App-108 . Seven times in this epistle. Elsewhere only in John 13:33 .Galatians 1:4 , Galatians 1:19 . In verses: 1Jn 2:2 , 1 John 2:13 , 1 John 2:18 a different word is used.

unto = to.

that ye . . . sin . Note carefully the telic force of the Greek hina here; "to the end that ye may not (commit) sin (habitually). "

that . Greek. hina.

sin not = may not sin.

sin . App-128 .

not . App-105 .

if . . . sin = should any man sin, i.e. commit an act of sin

if . App-118 .

any man . App-123 .

advocate . Greek. parakletos. See John 14:16 . Compare Romans 8:34 .

with . App-104 .

Father . App-98 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 . XL

righteous . App-191 .

Verse 2

propitiation . Greek. hilasmos. Only here and 1 John 4:10 . Several times in the Septuagint Leviticus 25:9 . Numbers 5:8 , &c. Compare Romans 3:25 .

sins . App-128 .

not . App-105 .

ours . Greek. hemeteros. Emphatic.

also . This should follow "world".

world . App-129 . Compare John 3:16 . Romans 5:18 , Romans 5:19 ; 2 Corinthians 5:15 .

Verse 3

hereby = in ( App-104 .) this.

know . App-132 . The second "know" is in perf. tense, as in 1 John 2:4 also.

Verse 4

truth . See 1 John 1:6 .

Verse 5

word. App-121 .

love . App-135 .

God . App-98 .

perfected . App-125 .

Verse 6

abideth. See p. 1511.

even as . Greek. kathos . The expression "as He", referring to the Son, Occurs six times in this epistle. See 1 John 3:2 , 1 John 3:3 , 1 John 3:7 , 1Jn 3:23 ; 1 John 4:17 , and Compare 1 John 1:7 .

Verse 7

no = not, as 1 John 2:2 .

new . Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17 .

from the beginning . Greek. ap' ( App-104 .) arches. See 1 John 1:1 .

have . Omit.

from, &c . The texts omit.

Verse 8

true . App-175 .

is past = passes away. Greek. parago, as 1 John 2:17 .

true . App-175 .

light . App-130 .

now = already. Greek. ede .

shineth . App-106 .

Verse 9

even until. Greek. heos .

now . Greek. arti .

Verse 10

loveth. App-135 .

occasion, &c . Greek. skandalon. See Romans 9:33 .

Verse 11

knoweth . App-132 .

goeth . Compare John 12:35 .

hath . Omit.

blinded . Greek. tuphloo. See 2 Corinthians 4:4 .

Verse 12

are forgiven . App-174 .

for, &c . = on account of ( App-104 . 1 John 2:2 )

H is name.

Verse 13

young men . App-108 .

overcome . See John 16:33 .

wicked . App-128 .

write . The texts read "wrote".

little children. Here and in 1 John 2:18 the word paidion ( App-108 .) is used.

Verse 14

have written = wrote.

Verse 15

neither . Greek. mede .

Verse 16

pride. Greek. alazoneia. Only here and James 4:16 (boastings).

life . App-170 .

of . App-104 .

Verse 17

will . App-102 .

for ever . App-151 . a.

Verse 18

last time = last hour. Compare Acts 2:17 .

have . Omit.

antichrist . Compare John 5:43 . 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9 .

shall come = cometh.

are there = have arisen.

whereby = whence.

Verse 19

from . App-104 .

if . App-118 .

continued . Same as "abide", 1 John 2:6 .

with . Greek. meta . App-104 .

made manifest . App-106 .

Verse 20

But = And.

unction . Greek. chrisma. Only here and 1 John 2:27 . For the verb chrio see 2 Corinthians 1:21 .

Verse 22

a = the. Compare John 8:44 . 2 Thessalonians 2:11 ( the lie).

but = except. Greek. ei me .

denieth . Greek. arneomai. Always "deny" save Acts 7:35 ; Hebrews 11:24 (both "refused").

Jesus . App-98 .

is = is not ( App-105 ). A negative sometimes follows such verbs as arneomai. Compare the French usage.

Christ . App-98 .

Son . App-108 .

Verse 23

the same = he.

not . Greek. oude.

he that, &c. This clause is added by all the texts.

acknowledgeth = confesseth, as Matthew 10:32 , &c.

Verse 24

remain . Same as "abide", 1 John 2:6 .

Verse 25

promise . Greek. epangelia, the only occurance in John's writings.

hath . Omit.

eternal . App-151 .

life . App-170 . See 1 John 1:2 .

Verse 26

seduce = lead astray, or cause to err.

Verse 27

anointing . Same as "unction", 1 John 2:20 .

of = concerning.

truth = true. App-175 .

no lie = not ( App-105 ) a lie.

ye shall . Omit.

Him . Greek. it.

Verse 28

when . The texts read "if" ( App-118 ).

appear . Same as "made manifest", 1 John 2:19 .

confidence . Greek. parrhesia. See Acts 28:31 .

ashamed . Greek. aischuno. See 2 Corinthians 10:8 .

before = from. App-104 .

at = in. App-104 .

coming . See Matthew 24:3 .

Verse 29

righteous . App-191 .

doeth = practiseth. Greek. poieo, as 1 John 3:7 , 1 John 3:10 .

righteousness . App-191 .

born = begotten. A Latin MS., the Fleury Palimpsest, instead of "ashamed, &c.", reads "confounded by Him. If in His presence ye have known Him that is faithful, know that every one that doeth the truth hath been born of Him. "

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 John 2". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-john-2.html. 1909-1922.