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Matthew 10:32

    Matthew 10:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:32

    Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men - That is, whosoever shall acknowledge me to be the Messiah, and have his heart and life regulated by my spirit and doctrine. It is not merely sufficient to have the heart right before God; there must be a firm, manly, and public profession of Christ before men. "I am no hypocrite," says one; neither should you be. "I will keep my religion to myself" i.e. you will not confess Christ before men; then he will renounce you before God.

    We confess or own Christ when we own his doctrine, his ministers, his servants, and when no fear hinders us from supporting and assisting them in times of necessity.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:32

    Whosoever therefore shall confess me ... - The same word in the original is translated "confess" and "profess," 1 Timothy 6:12-13; 2 John 1:7; Romans 10:10. It means to acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ, and our dependence on him for salvation, and our attachment to him, in every proper manner. This profession may be made in uniting with a church, at the communion, in conversation, and in conduct. The Scriptures mean, by a profession of religion, an exhibition of it in every circumstance of the life and before all people. It is not merely in one act that we must do it, but in every act. We must be ashamed neither of the person, the character, the doctrines, nor the requirements of Christ. If we are; if we deny him in these things before people; if we are unwilling to express our attachment to him in every way possible, then it is right that he should "disown all connection with us," or deny us before God, and he will do it.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.