Luke 12:9
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New International Version
But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.

New Living Translation
But anyone who denies me here on earth will be denied before God's angels.

English Standard Version
but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

New American Standard Bible
but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

King James Bible
But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

International Standard Version
But whoever denies me before people will be denied before God's angels.

NET Bible
But the one who denies me before men will be denied before God's angels.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But whoever denies me before the children of men shall himself be denied before the Angels of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God's angels will be told that I don't know those people who tell others that they don't know me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

American King James Version
But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

American Standard Version
but he that denieth me in the presence of men shall be denied in the presence of the angels of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God.

Darby Bible Translation
but he that shall have denied me before men shall be denied before the angels of God;

English Revised Version
but he that denieth me in the presence of men shall be denied in the presence of the angels of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God.

Weymouth New Testament
But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.

World English Bible
but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of the angels of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who hath denied me before men, shall be denied before the messengers of God,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-12 A firm belief of the doctrine of God's universal providence, and the extent of it, would satisfy us when in peril, and encourage us to trust God in the way of duty. Providence takes notice of the meanest creatures, even of the sparrows, and therefore of the smallest interests of the disciples of Christ. Those who confess Christ now, shall be owned by him in the great day, before the angels of God. To deter us from denying Christ, and deserting his truths and ways, we are here assured that those who deny Christ, though they may thus save life itself, and though they may gain a kingdom by it, will be great losers at last; for Christ will not know them, will not own them, nor show them favour. But let no trembling, penitent backslider doubt of obtaining forgiveness. This is far different from the determined enmity that is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, which shall never be forgiven, because it will never be repented of.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. Splendid as would the recompense be to the faithful and the loyal, equally shameful would be the guerdon meted out to the cowardly and faint-hearted. Before the same glorious throng would the King detail the failure, through slavish fear, of those whom he had chosen for so royal a service. Such an announcement as this proclamation of glory and of shame before the holy angels, in which stupendous scene he, the poor Galilaean Rabbi, was to play the part of the Almighty Judge, could only have been made in the last weeks preceding his Passion. All reticence was then laid aside. Before friend and foe, in public and in private, in these last solemn weeks Jesus tore away the veil of reticence with which he had been pleased hitherto in great mea- sure to shroud his lofty claims, and the Master now declared before all that he was the King of kings, the Lord alike of angels and of men. In the face of such an announcement, his prosecution by the priests and the Pharisee party for blasphemy naturally follows. He was either a daring impostor or . In the latter ease, to the poor Galilee Rabbi belonged the Name of names which no Jew dared to pronounce.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But he that denieth me before men,.... That is, that continues to deny Christ, and lives and dies a denier of him; for otherwise it is possible for a person to deny Jesus to be the Son of God, or the Messiah, and afterwards confess him, as a Pagan or Jew; and through temptation, a real Christian may be left for a while, in one shape or another, to deny him and his truths, and afterwards truly repent, and at last be saved, as Peter; but they that deny Christ publicly, and persist in it,

shall be denied before the angels of God: they will be denied by Christ as belonging to him; they will be denied admission into heaven; they will be covered with shame and confusion publicly; they will be sent into everlasting burnings, and be ever tormented with fire and brimstone, in the presence of the holy angels.



Luke 12:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Confessing Christ
8"And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; 9but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10"And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:33
But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Luke 9:26
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Luke 15:10
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

2 Timothy 2:12
if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
Treasury of Scripture

But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

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Luke 9:26 For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall …

Matthew 10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before …

Mark 8:38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this …

Acts 3:13,14 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, …

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also …

Revelation 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and …

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Luke 13:26,27 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, …

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, …

Matthew 25:12,31,41 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not…

1 John 2:23,28 Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges …

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