Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 John 2:23 in English Standard Version "No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also." 1Jo 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1Jo 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2Jo 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.