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

  • Steve morrow
    matthew 10:37 he that loveth father or mother more than ME is not worthy of ME and he that loveth son or daughter more than ME is not worthy of ME john 14:15 if you love ME keep --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM
  • Irene123
    Matt. 10:34 - " ... not ... peace, but a sword." I, too, thought of a literal sword, but the Lord showed me Eph. 6:17 - " ..... the sword ..... which is the word of God." And Lk. 12:51 corroborates Matt. - " .... but rather division." The Bible does cause division - between families, friends and churches.
  • Trailus
    He would have forgiven him, but like a lot of us we let the enemy put In our head that the Farther will not forgive. Which is a lie.
  • Steve morrow
    very important Irene PROVERBS 6:16 these six things doth the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination unto HIM ....... 6:19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN psalm 7:11 GOD judgeth the righteous and GOD is angry with the wicked every day proverbs 18:21 death 7 life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof
  • Irene123
    Judas Iscariot; can you see how Jesus loved him? He KNEW he would betray Him (even before Judas was born) yet He gave him every chance to see the light. And - after Judas betrayed Him - he maybe did see the light, but either couldn't believe he could be forgiven or God let him go. I personally believe he could have repented. We need to be very careful what we do and say.
  • Joshua Brown
    Pure word from god

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