World Wide Study Bible
a Bible passage
8 “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
8, 9. confess … deny—The point lies in doing it "before men," because one has to do it "despising the shame." But when done, the Lord holds Himself bound to repay it in kind by confessing such "before the angels of God." For the rest, see on Lu 9:26.