Matthew 10:32

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer therefore shall confesse mee before men, him will I confesse also before my Father which is in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, *I* also will confess him before my Father who is in [the] heavens.
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Every man who acknowledges me before men I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
- World English Bible

`Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:32


10:32 Whosoever shall confess me - Publicly acknowledge me for the promised Messiah. But this confession implies the receiving his whole doctrine, #Mark 8:38|, and obeying all his commandments. #Luke 9:26|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:32


Mt 10:32 Whosoever will confess me before men. To confess Christ does not mean to accept some particular creed, but to publicly acknowledge the Lord, and to live before men as his servant. It implies, (1) A confession of faith in him with the lips, such a confession as Peter made (Mt 16:16), and the eunuch (Ac 8:37). Paul describes this confession in Romans (Ro 10:10). (2) An acknowledgment of Christ by obedience and by giving the life to his service. Confession is a demonstration of faith, (1) by public acknowledgment, and (2) by an obedient life. A verbal acknowledgment of Christ is not enough if the life is a denial, for then it shows that the acknowledgment was a lie. The two must correspond. Him will I confess. Christ sitting on the throne of judgment promises to acknowledge as his own faithful brother every one who has thus acknowledged him before men.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Insight777
    V34, the sword of Jesus is truth. What is truth varies in opinion even among family members. Arguments and strife arise over who is right and who is wrong. Jesus did not come to pander tranquility at the cost of removal of truth to appease people that want to believe lies. The very foundation of righteousness is truth. Truth must prevail, lies must perish by its sword.
  • A disciple
    Disciple; I'm sorry for having a bad reaction; forgive me. I know I'm not the only disciple, and I shouldn't object if anyone else wants to use the same for writing on here. Again, please forgive me; I'm sorry.
  • A disciple
    I did not write the previous post with the similar name. It looks like someone wants to be an impostor, and misdirect with subtle words! "A stage player." But to give my thoughts on this great portion of scripture; Jesus doesn't send out to proselytize, like the Pharisees; but to announce the Glad Tidings, and preach that men should repent; instructing them to keep all that Jesus has commanded us.
  • Disciple
    Jesus instructing his disciples and therefore us as well as to what our priorities should be. Nothing of this world exceeds in importance the mission of faith and belief in the word. It seem that proselytizing is their mission but for many who have not matured in the way, it would be ineffective and subject them to scorn. I remain an anonymous servant of God figuring that a man of faith is...
  • Lanuola Tamala
    It is important that we deny ourselves and let Christ live within us. It is not about us but it is all about JESUS
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:19 BUT WHEN THEY DELIVER YOU UP TAKE NO THOUGHT HOW OR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK FOR IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU IN THAT SAME HOUR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK *** 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU

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