When I first read this purely in the greek, my mind saw it as saying "Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don't confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh—Such a person is a deciever and an antichrist." but note of course I have glossed out the definite article for deceiver and antichrist. Basically I read the second clause as a further categorisation of the type of person it has just described in the first clause.Ὅτι πολλοὶ πλάνοι ⸀ἐξῆλθον εἰς τὸν κόσμον, οἱ μὴ ὁμολογοῦντες Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐρχόμενον ἐν σαρκί· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ πλάνος καὶ °ὁ ἀντίχριστος.
When I checked my reading, I noted that only NLT, and the rather obscure FBV http://www.freebibleversion.org/2%20John2.0.pdf translate it in this way.
Some other translations handle it, i.e. NASB "For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist." This reading, to me, seems to allow a different understanding, i.e. the second clause could be understood to be a reference to a single individual (i.e. Satan) as being the protagonist in this story.
So was my reading (and hence NLT) technically incorrect, legitimate, or is it a little ambiguous? What am I missing? Thanks!