Luke 12:8
New International Version
"I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.

New Living Translation
“I tell you the truth, everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, the Son of Man will also acknowledge in the presence of God’s angels.

English Standard Version
“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God,

Berean Study Bible
I tell you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will also confess him before the angels of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And I say to you, everyone who will confess in Me before men, the Son of Man also will confess in him before the angels of God.

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

King James Bible
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Christian Standard Bible
"And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,

Contemporary English Version
If you tell others that you belong to me, the Son of Man will tell God's angels that you are my followers.

Good News Translation
"I assure you that those who declare publicly that they belong to me, the Son of Man will do the same for them before the angels of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,

International Standard Version
"But I tell you, the Son of Man will acknowledge before God's angels everyone who acknowledges me before people.

NET Bible
"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before God's angels.

New Heart English Bible
"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before people, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I say to you that everyone who will confess me before the children of men, The Son of Man will also confess him before the Angels of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that the Son of Man will acknowledge in front of God's angels every person who acknowledges him in front of others.

New American Standard 1977
“And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man shall confess him also before the angels of God;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God;

King James 2000 Bible
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

American King James Version
Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

American Standard Version
And I say unto you, Every one who shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, the Son of man will confess him also before the angels of God;

English Revised Version
And I say unto you, Every one who shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him will the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.

Weymouth New Testament
"And I tell you that every man who shall have acknowledged me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.

World English Bible
"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;

Young's Literal Translation
'And I say to you, Every one -- whoever may confess with me before men, the Son of Man also shall confess with him before the messengers of God,
Study Bible
Confessing Christ
7And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 8I tell you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will also confess him before the angels of God. 9But whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Matthew 10:32
Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven.

Luke 15:10
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Revelation 3:5
Like them, the one who is victorious will be dressed in white. And I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father and His angels.

Treasury of Scripture

Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Whosoever.

1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Psalm 119:46
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Matthew 10:32,33
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven…

confess.

Matthew 25:31-34
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: …

Jude 1:24,25
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, …







Lexicon
I tell
Λέγω (Legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

everyone
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

confesses
ὁμολογήσῃ (homologēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3670: From a compound of the base of homou and logos; to assent, i.e. Covenant, acknowledge.

Me
ἐμοὶ (emoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

before
ἔμπροσθεν (emprosthen)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1715: From en and pros; in front of (literally or figuratively) or time).

men,
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will also confess
ὁμολογήσει (homologēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3670: From a compound of the base of homou and logos; to assent, i.e. Covenant, acknowledge.

him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

before
ἔμπροσθεν (emprosthen)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1715: From en and pros; in front of (literally or figuratively) or time).

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

angels
ἀγγέλων (angelōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(8) Also I say unto you.--Again we note another like variation between St. Matthew's "before My Father which is in Heaven," and St. Luke's "before the angels of God."

Verse 8. - Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. The great Teacher pursues the subject of the future of his disciples. It is by no means only to a wise fear of that God, whose hand stretches beyond this life, that he appeals as a mighty inducement for his servants utterly to disregard all dangers which may meet them in the course of their service; he tells them, too, of a splendid recompense, which will assuredly be the guerdon of all his true followers. Before that glorious throng of heavenly beings, whose existence was a part of the creed of every true Jew; before the mighty angels, the awful seraphim; before that countless crowd of winged and burning ones who assisted at the awful mysteries of Sinai, would they who witnessed for him, and suffered because of him, be acknowledged by him. Their sufferings in the service of the King of heaven, whom they knew on earth as the poor Galilee Teacher, would be recounted before the angels by the same King of heaven, when he returned to his home of grandeur and of peace in heaven. 12:1-12 A firm belief of the doctrine of God's universal providence, and the extent of it, would satisfy us when in peril, and encourage us to trust God in the way of duty. Providence takes notice of the meanest creatures, even of the sparrows, and therefore of the smallest interests of the disciples of Christ. Those who confess Christ now, shall be owned by him in the great day, before the angels of God. To deter us from denying Christ, and deserting his truths and ways, we are here assured that those who deny Christ, though they may thus save life itself, and though they may gain a kingdom by it, will be great losers at last; for Christ will not know them, will not own them, nor show them favour. But let no trembling, penitent backslider doubt of obtaining forgiveness. This is far different from the determined enmity that is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, which shall never be forgiven, because it will never be repented of.
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