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

  • Cec
    Correction I meant to say no he is not just speaking about the people of his time, he is speaking of this generation. We must remember that in Revelations it was revealed to John what is to come
  • Cec
    Yes he is speaking about us. We must remember that John has been shown what is to come. Many things that are happening today are revealed in Revelations
  • Bryan
    Who is John revering to in I John:19 is just the general population of his time?
  • Lolacica
    I so appreciate the commentary ,and comments here .I am newly in the word and find reading them very helpful to understanding .To be in the world and not of this world can be difficult ,and I know that I struggle daily with this .All Praise Be To The Most High that I find guidance and true wisdom through being lead by the Holy Spirit . Shalom
  • Norm
    Dear Doris Johnson, School or university cannot teach the Word of God as God's Word is ALIVE and school university teaches tradition of men. Pray in sincerity asking the LORD JESUS CHRIST to teach you by the anointing of His Holy Spirit. Be blessed in CHRIST! Amen. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him
  • Clara N. Offord
    "And hereby we do know that we know him, (if we keep his commandments)..." See v. 4-5 go to the 3rd Ch. 10th v. This is about locating your self.

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