New International Version
"Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men - That is, whosoever shall acknowledge me to be the Messiah, and have his heart and life regulated by my spirit and doctrine. It is not merely sufficient to have the heart right before God; there must be a firm, manly, and public profession of Christ before men. "I am no hypocrite," says one; neither should you be. "I will keep my religion to myself" i.e. you will not confess Christ before men; then he will renounce you before God.
We confess or own Christ when we own his doctrine, his ministers, his servants, and when no fear hinders us from supporting and assisting them in times of necessity.
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"I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.
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