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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who is a lier, but hee that denieth that Iesus is the Christ? hee is Antichrist, that denyeth the Father, and the Sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who is the liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, `even' he that denieth the Father and the Son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is false but he who says that Jesus is not the Christ? He is the Antichrist who has no belief in the Father or the Son.
- Basic English Bible

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? *He* is the antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
- Darby Bible

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
- Webster's Bible

Who is a liar compared with him who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He who disowns the Father and the Son is the anti-Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
- World English Bible

Who is a liere, but this that denyeth that Jhesu is not Crist? This is antecrist, that denyeth the fadir, and the sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

Who is the liar, except he who is denying that Jesus is the Christ? this one is the antichrist who is denying the Father and the Son;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:22


2:22 Who is that liar - Who is guilty of that lying, but he who denies that truth which is the sum of all Christianity? That Jesus is the Christ; that he is the Son of God; that he came in the flesh, is one undivided truth. and he that denies any part of this, in effect denies the whole. He is antichrist - And the spirit of antichrist, who in denying the Son denies the Father also.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:22


1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? Hence they will know how to reject these antichrists who lyingly deny Jesus Christ.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Joan Travick
    Keep in mind I John 2:22-23: Remember, it was Peter who acknowledged who Jesus was
  • Eliiah
    The antichrist spirit that confesses not that Jesus is alive in the flesh is a liar because EVERY spirit KNOWS this very day that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE IN THE FLESH! The antichrist spirit is a liar and deceiver because it KNOWS! You know and confess not! Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
  • Matt
    "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." If you reject Jesus Christ, you reject God. John ch. 1 and 1 John ch. 5 v. 7: Jesus IS THE LIVING WORD OF GOD. In other words: GOD HIMSELF in the flesh.
  • Sylvia
    To Jerry Parker,
    Romans 10:9-11, If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
    For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    For the scripture says "Whoever believes on Him wil not be put to shame"
    Our God is not a liar. If HE said it HE meant it.
  • Wayne
    Acts 2:37. They asked what must we do to be saved. The reply was and is, repent and be baptized. Matt. 4:17, Jesus started preaching, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We surrender to Him. He blesses us as we walk with Him.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry Parker - You've read 1 Jn.3:24. Now go to Acts 2:37-38 to see HOW we have His spirit in us. Notice the people said, "Men and brethren, what must we DO?" Living for God is not a 'passive' thing; you have to DO something physically, just as Jesus did; He did not passively die on a cross. He DID something to save us. And you SHALL receive; that is a PROMISE; God cannot lie.

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