9 But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.

Other Translations of Luke 12:9

King James Version

9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

English Standard Version

9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

The Message

9 But if you pretend you don't know me, do you think I'll defend you before God's angels?

New King James Version

9 But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

New Living Translation

9 But anyone who denies me here on earth will be denied before God's angels.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 12:9

Commentary on Luke 12:1-12

(Read Luke 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.