New Living Translation
Anyone who denies the Son doesn't have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoever denies the Son has not the Father either; he who confesses the Son has the Father also.
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.
1 John 2:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:23 Whosoever denieth the eternal Son of God, he hath not communion with the Father; but he that truly and believingly acknowledgeth the Son, hath communion with the Father also.
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Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
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so that everyone will honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son is certainly not honoring the Father who sent him.
"Where is your father?" they asked. Jesus answered, "Since you don't know who I am, you don't know who my Father is. If you knew me, you would also know my Father."
This is because they have never known the Father or me.
And this is the way to have eternal life--to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
1 John 4:2
This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.
1 John 4:15
All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.
1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.
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