Matthew 10:33
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New International Version
But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

New Living Translation
But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

English Standard Version
but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

New American Standard Bible
"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

King James Bible
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

International Standard Version
But whoever denies me before people I, too, will deny before my Father in heaven."

NET Bible
But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But whoever will deny me before the children of men, I shall deny him also before my Father who is in Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I will tell my Father in heaven that I don't know the person who tells others that he doesn't know me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

American King James Version
But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

American Standard Version
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will *I* also deny before my Father who is in [the] heavens.

English Revised Version
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
But whoever disowns me before men I also will disown before my Father who is in Heaven.

World English Bible
But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:16-42 Our Lord warned his disciples to prepare for persecution. They were to avoid all things which gave advantage to their enemies, all meddling with worldly or political concerns, all appearance of evil or selfishness, and all underhand measures. Christ foretold troubles, not only that the troubles might not be a surprise, but that they might confirm their faith. He tells them what they should suffer, and from whom. Thus Christ has dealt fairly and faithfully with us, in telling us the worst we can meet with in his service; and he would have us deal so with ourselves, in sitting down and counting the cost. Persecutors are worse than beasts, in that they prey upon those of their own kind. The strongest bonds of love and duty, have often been broken through from enmity against Christ. Sufferings from friends and relations are very grievous; nothing cuts more. It appears plainly, that all who will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution; and we must expect to enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations. With these predictions of trouble, are counsels and comforts for a time of trial. The disciples of Christ are hated and persecuted as serpents, and their ruin is sought, and they need the serpent's wisdom. Be ye harmless as doves. Not only, do nobody any hurt, but bear nobody any ill-will. Prudent care there must be, but not an anxious, perplexing thought; let this care be cast upon God. The disciples of Christ must think more how to do well, than how to speak well. In case of great peril, the disciples of Christ may go out of the way of danger, though they must not go out of the way of duty. No sinful, unlawful means may be used to escape; for then it is not a door of God's opening. The fear of man brings a snare, a perplexing snare, that disturbs our peace; an entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it must be striven and prayed against. Tribulation, distress, and persecution cannot take away God's love to them, or theirs to him. Fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. They must deliver their message publicly, for all are deeply concerned in the doctrine of the gospel. The whole counsel of God must be made known, Ac 20:27. Christ shows them why they should be of good cheer. Their sufferings witnessed against those who oppose his gospel. When God calls us to speak for him, we may depend on him to teach us what to say. A believing prospect of the end of our troubles, will be of great use to support us under them. They may be borne to the end, because the sufferers shall be borne up under them. The strength shall be according to the day. And it is great encouragement to those who are doing Christ's work, that it is a work which shall certainly be done. See how the care of Providence extends to all creatures, even to the sparrows. This should silence all the fears of God's people; Ye are of more value than many sparrows. And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. This denotes the account God takes and keeps of his people. It is our duty, not only to believe in Christ, but to profess that faith, in suffering for him, when we are called to it, as well as in serving him. That denial of Christ only is here meant which is persisted in, and that confession only can have the blessed recompence here promised, which is the real and constant language of faith and love. Religion is worth every thing; all who believe the truth of it, will come up to the price, and make every thing else yield to it. Christ will lead us through sufferings, to glory with him. Those are best prepared for the life to come, that sit most loose to this present life. Though the kindness done to Christ's disciples be ever so small, yet if there be occasion for it, and ability to do no more, it shall be accepted. Christ does not say that they deserve a reward; for we cannot merit any thing from the hand of God; but they shall receive a reward from the free gift of God. Let us boldly confess Christ, and show love to him in all things.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - Besides the parallel passage, Luke 12:9, cf. the similar thought in Mark 8:38 (parallel passages: Luke 9:26; Matthew 16:27). But whosoever shall deny me before men. Kubel compares St. Peter's words, "I know not the man" (Matthew 26:74). Him will I also deny. The emphasis is on "deny" (cf. 2 Timothy 2:12; Ign., 'Smyrn.,' § 5). Before my Father which is in heaven.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But whosoever shall deny me before men,.... Deny that he is a disciple of Christ, and that Christ is his Lord and master, act contrary to him, deliver things repugnant to his mind and will; which for a disciple to do to his master was a very heinous crime with the Jews:

"if (say they (n)) Rabbi Jochanan, "deny" Rabbi Eleazar, his disciple, he will not "deny" Rabbi Jannai, his "master".''

Some regard may be had here to Peter's after denial of Christ; and this proviso be supposed, "except he repent", as he did. Moreover, to deny Christ, is to drop, or oppose any of those truths which regard his person, office, and grace; or to hide and conceal them from men, through fear, shame, or cowardice of mind: and even not to confess him, through fear of men, is interpreted, by Christ, a denial of him; and such who deny him in any form and shape, either by words or deeds,

him, says he,

will I also deny before my Father which is heaven; he will deny them to be disciples, or that they belong to him; he will deny that he ever knew them, loved or approved of them; he will declare in the presence of his Father, his disapprobation of them, his indignation against them, that they are workers of iniquity; yea, he will do more, he will banish them from his presence, and send them into everlasting burnings.

(n) Juchasin, fol. 80. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven—before that same assembly: "He shall have from Me his own treatment of Me on the earth." (But see on [1258]Mt 16:27).

Matthew 10:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Confessing Christ
32"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Cross References
Isaiah 59:13
rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.

Mark 8:38
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

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

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 whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

deny me.

Matthew 26:70-75 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you say…

Mark 14:30,72 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this day, even in …

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

Luke 12:9 But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

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

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

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

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