“Sins” or “Sin”

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: A parishioner recently asked why during the Communion Rite, at the “Lamb of God”, we say “sins” (plural)  rather than “sin” (singular).  I understand the Latin peccata can be translated either as singular or plural, but most bible translations of John 1:29 translate it as singular (and so does the U.S. Bishops-approval Spanish language Missal).

Can you shed any light on why the English translators have chosen the plural rather than singular?


A: Here’s a post from a couple of years ago: https://paulturner.org/translation-of-the-agnus-dei/