1 John 2:23

“Whosoeuer denieth the Sonne, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Sonne, hath the Father also.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].
- King James Version

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.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.

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