John 5:23

That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That all men should honour the Son, euen as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not þe Sonne, honoreth not þe Father which hath sent him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that all men may give honour to the Son even as they give honour to the Father. He who gives no honour to the Son gives no honour to the Father who sent him.
- Basic English Bible

that all may honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who honours not the Son, honours not the Father who has sent him.
- Darby Bible

That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father who hath sent him.
- Webster's Bible

that all may honour the Son even as they honour the Father. The man who withholds honour from the Son withholds honour from the Father who sent Him.
- Weymouth Bible

that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who doesn't honor the Son doesn't honor the Father who sent him.
- World English Bible

that alle men onoure the sone, as thei onouren the fadir. He that onourith not the sone, onourith not the fadir that sente hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

that all may honour the Son according as they honour the Father; he who is not honouring the Son, doth not honour the Father who sent him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:23


5:23 That all men may honour the Son, even as they honour the Father - Either willingly, and so escaping condemnation, by faith: or unwillingly, when feeling the wrath of the Judge. This demonstrates the EQUALITY of the Son with the Father. If our Lord were God only by office or investiture, and not in the unity of the Divine essence, and in all respects equal in Godhead with the Father, he could not be honoured even as, that is, with the same honour that they honoured the Father. He that honoureth not the Son - With the same equal honour, greatly dishonoureth the Father that sent him.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:23


Joh 5:23 That all [men] should honour the Son. Three "for's" occur in Joh 5:20-22, all stating exaltation given to the Son.

Discussion for John 5

  • Tim
    I see the pool in 5:7 as a type of the Old Testament Law, where you have to work to get in. And Jesus healing the man as a picture of the New Testament, saved by grace not our works. And then after he is healed he walks, equals obedience to the Lord. .
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things --I say-- that you might be saved *** MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR -- MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS -- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT *** 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33 be not deceived evil communications corrupt good manners
  • Cathryn
    I loue the Whole Word of God AKJV the KJV of 1611 onely these two and thank you for this great website as well.. Jesus of Nazareth is the Risen Christ and the Sonne of the Liuing God. And he is the Liuing God.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 22:31 BUT AS TOUCHING THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD HAVE YOU NOT READ THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN UNTO YOU BY GOD SAYING --22:32-- I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND THE GOD OF ISAAC AND THE GOD OF JACOB --- GOD IS NOT THE GOD OF THE DEAD BUT OF THE LIVING PSALM 115:17 THE DEAD PRAISE NOT THE LORD NEITHER ANY THAT GO DOWN INTO SILENCE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 2 TIMOTHY 2:7 CONSIDER WHAT I SAY AND THE LORD GIVE THEE UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THINGS
  • Lilian
    MARVEL NOT FOR THE HOUR IS COMING EVEN TO ALL WHO ARE IN GRAVES WILL HEAR HIS VOICE JESUS IS COMING SOON TO TAKE THE CHURCH AS THE BRIDE BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE FOUND IN THE CHURCH SERVING JESUS AND PRAISING HIM WILL BE SURELY SAVED RAPTURE IS COMING LET'S PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS ONLY TILL RAPTURE HE IS TGE ONLY JEHOVAH MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN
  • A disciple
    "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice," John 5:28 In context to the entire testimony which the Lord Jesus here declares to the Jews, who are opposing and contradicting Him with their wicked and insubordinate minds of unbelief He expounds to them how that "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father:" as it is written also in the second Psalm, "Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion...KISS THE SON, LEST HE BE ANGRY, AND YOU PERISH FROM THE WAY WHEN HIS WRATH IS KINDLED BUT A LITTLE!" A sad song says, "Don't they know its the end of the world, 'cause you don't love me anymore!" The enemies of the LORD should have submitted themselves to Him, and so that there time would have endured for ever but so soon they shall be awakened from their dream to the nightmare of an eternity that God doesn't love them anymore, and has said Goodbye!

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