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

  • A disciple
    As we get ready in the morning to go to work, or whatever we have for the day we have to first have a set time of sitting at Jesus' feet and hearing His Word. We have to set in order an account of ourselves to God like David wrote in the 5th Psalm so that we have nothing evil or unclean in us and thereby mislead ourselves that we are walking with God, while in our hearts may reside things that makes us unfit for His Presence. In this we do open our hearts to receive the fullness of the Spirit to teach us and direct our ways and that, so we may indeed be in the open with others as we are in the Secret Place of the Most HIGH. Remember always, that the Dove came down and lighted upon the Lamb: NOT a tiger or any other kind of viscous beast! It is a very deep and powerful Word which is told us "LET this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.." It is a matter of our agreement with Him, that we walk like He walks, think like He thinks that we are of the Same Spirit and Faith of Jesus in God.
  • BSP
    When engaging in the ministry, we must be both cautious and wise. We must use discernment to know what to say and how to say it.
  • A disciple
    Hi Ann; Did you notice how that chapter 10 very closely resembles chapter 24, as well as what the Lord was telling the Apostles at the Last Supper in John 13-17? I think that tells us, that the Lord does not need to water down the truth just because we're new; but that He speaks the truth straight and direct. As we grow in grace and knowledge, and are able to understand more, He expounds more.
  • Anne
    In this chapter, Jesus prepares his disciples for Ministry to the Jews to teach them about the Kingdom of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 23: Jesus foresaw that many of his followers would be forced from their homes due to persecution. He advised ones to leave when things like that happened.
  • A disciple
    Jesus began to do and to teach, and to heal everyone who had need of healing; and then begins to charge His disciples to continue with the same work. In Matthew 5-7 was a similar thing, when Jesus began to teach about the character and nature of a disciple and now continues with what the disciples' work will be, and what kind life we should expect till He comes; just as He does at the Last Supper.

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