1 John 2:23
New International Version
No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

New Living Translation
Anyone who denies the Son doesn't have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

English Standard Version
No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.

Berean Literal Bible
Everyone denying the Son does not have the Father. The one confessing the Son has the Father also.

New American Standard Bible
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

King James Bible
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Christian Standard Bible
No one who denies the Son has the Father; he who confesses the Son has the Father as well.

Contemporary English Version
If we reject the Son, we reject the Father. But if we say we accept the Son, we have the Father.

Good News Translation
For those who reject the Son reject also the Father; those who accept the Son have the Father also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one who denies the Son can have the Father; he who confesses the Son has the Father as well.

International Standard Version
No one who denies the Son has the Father. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father.

NET Bible
Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son has the Father also.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever denies the Son, the same does not have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who denies The Son also does not believe in The Father; whoever confesses The Son confesses The Father also.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone who rejects the Son doesn't have the Father either. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father.

New American Standard 1977
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever denies the Son, the same does not have the Father. Whosoever confesses the Son, has the Father also.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: [but] he that confesses the Son has the Father also.

American King James Version
Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

American Standard Version
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoever denies the Son has not the Father either; he who confesses the Son has the Father also.

English Revised Version
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Weymouth New Testament
No one who disowns the Son has the Father. He who acknowledges the Son has also the Father.

World English Bible
Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn't have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.

Young's Literal Translation
every one who is denying the Son, neither hath he the Father, he who is confessing the Son hath the Father also.
Study Bible
Beware of Antichrists
22Who is the liar, if it is not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. 23Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. 24As for you, let what you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If it does, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father.…
Cross References
John 5:23
so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 8:19
"Where is Your Father?" they asked Him. "You do not know Me or My Father," Jesus answered. "If you knew Me, you would know My Father as well."

John 16:3
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

1 John 4:2
By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

1 John 4:15
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him.

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true--in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

2 John 1:9
Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

denieth.

1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:15
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

Matthew 11:27
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.







Lexicon
Whoever
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

denies
ἀρνούμενος (arnoumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 720: Perhaps from a and the middle voice of rheo; to contradict, i.e. Disavow, reject, abnegate.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸν (Huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

does not have
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father;
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

confesses
ὁμολογῶν (homologōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3670: From a compound of the base of homou and logos; to assent, i.e. Covenant, acknowledge.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸν (Huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

has
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

as well.
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.
Verse 23. - Every one who denieth the Son not only does that, but οὐδέ doth not possess the Father. To deny that Jesus is the Christ is to deny the Son of God, for the Christ is the incarnate Son; and to deny the Son of God is to deny the Father also, for the incarnate Son is the Revelation of the Father; and not only so, but to deny the Son is to cut one's self off from the Father, for "no one knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him." To emphasize this great truth St. John uses his favourite motive of stating it both negatively and positively. To deny the Son is not to have the Father; to confess the Son is to have the Father (comp. 1 John 1:5, 8; 1 John 2:4, 27; 1 John 3:6; 1 John 4:2, 3, 6, 7, 8; 1 John 5:12). Note the solemn asyndeta. There is not a single connecting particle in verses 22-24; the sentences fall on the ear like minute-guns. "Every one that denieth." There is no exception. Even an apostle, if he denies that Jesus is the Christ. thereby also loses all possession of the Father. The history of philosophy verifies the statement. Deism has ever a tendency to end in pantheism or atheism. 2:18-23 Every man is an antichrist, who denies the Person, or any of the offices of Christ; and in denying the Son, he denies the Father also, and has no part in his favour while he rejects his great salvation. Let this prophecy that seducers would rise in the Christian world, keep us from being seduced. The church knows not well who are its true members, and who are not, but thus true Christians were proved, and rendered more watchful and humble. True Christians are anointed ones; their names expresses this: they are anointed with grace, with gifts and spiritual privileges, by the Holy Spirit of grace. The great and most hurtful lies that the father of lies spreads in the world, usually are falsehoods and errors relating to the person of Christ. The unction from the Holy One, alone can keep us from delusions. While we judge favourably of all who trust in Christ as the Divine Saviour, and obey his word, and seek to live in union with them, let us pity and pray for those who deny the Godhead of Christ, or his atonement, and the new-creating work of the Holy Ghost. Let us protest against such antichristian doctrine, and keep from them as much as we may.
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