New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:11 sanctified. For “sanctified,” read “being sanctified.”
2:11 of one. That is, “of one Father.” Therefore, having been “born again” spiritually to become “sons of God” (John 3:3; 1:12), we are brothers in Christ.
2:12 Saying. Here the writer quotes from Psalm 22:22, at the prophetic description of the very climax of Christ’s crucifixion sufferings. See the notes on this great psalm for the context.
2:12 midst of the church. In the Hebrew Scriptures, this word is “congregation.” Thus the little “congregation” at the foot of the cross, consisting of John and Mary and the other women, is called here a church (compare Matthew 18:17-20).