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.

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