Luke 12:8

8 "And I say to you, everyone who 1confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;

Luke 12:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:8

Also I say unto you
The same as in ( Matthew 10:32 )

whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the son of man
also confess before the angels of God;
only instead of I, he here calls himself "the son of man"; and instead of "before my Father which is in heaven", here it is, "before the angels of God"; who will accompany Christ when he comes to judgment, and will be present, when he shall acknowledge his true followers as the blessed of his Father, the chosen of God, his redeemed and sanctified ones; and reject others before his Father, and the whole universe of rational beings: it is said in the Targum on ( Song of Solomon 1:15 ) .

``when the children of Israel do the will of their king, he by his word (the Logos) praises them in the family of the holy angels.''

This Christ, the eternal word, will do at the great day.

Luke 12:8 In-Context

6 "Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 "Indeed , the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
8 "And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;
9 but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
10 "And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 10:32; Luke 15:10; Romans 10:9
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