New American Standard Bible
"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
King James Bible
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, I also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens.
World English Bible
Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
'Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whosoever therefore shall confess me ... - The same word in the original is translated "confess" and "profess," 1 Timothy 6:12-13; 2 John 1:7; Romans 10:10. It means to acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ, and our dependence on him for salvation, and our attachment to him, in every proper manner. This profession may be made in uniting with a church, at the communion, in conversation, and in conduct. The Scriptures mean, by a profession of religion, an exhibition of it in every circumstance of the life and before all people. It is not merely in one act that we must do it, but in every act. We must be ashamed neither of the person, the character, the doctrines, nor the requirements of Christ. If we are; if we deny him in these things before people; if we are unwilling to express our attachment to him in every way possible, then it is right that he should "disown all connection with us," or deny us before God, and he will do it.
LibraryThe Obscure Apostles
'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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Enduring to the End
"And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;
"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
'He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
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