1 John 2:23

23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

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1 John 2:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
ESV
23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
NLT
23 Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
MSG
23 No one who denies the Son has any part with the Father, but affirming the Son is an embrace of the Father as well.
CSB
23 No one who denies the Son can have the Father; he who confesses the Son has the Father as well.

1 John 2:23 In-Context

21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.
22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.
23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 8:19; John 14:7; 1 John 4:15; 1 John 5:1; 2 John 9
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