1 John 2:23

“Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer denieth the Sonne, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Sonne, hath the Father also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has no belief in the Son has not the Father: he who makes clear his belief in the Son has the Father.
- Basic English Bible

Whoever denies the Son has not the Father either; he who confesses the Son has the Father also.
- Darby Bible

Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
- Webster's Bible

No one who disowns the Son has the Father. He who acknowledges the Son has also the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn't have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.
- World English Bible

So ech that denyeth the sone, hath not the fadir; but he that knowlechith the sone, hath also the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

every one who is denying the Son, neither hath he the Father, [he who is confessing the Son hath the Father also.]
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:23


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:23


1Jo 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. All who deny the Father and the Son are antichrist; so also those who reject the Son cannot have the Father.

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