Matthew 7:21

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not euery one that saith vnto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdome of heauen: but he that doth the will of my father which is in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven {will enter.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Not every one who says to me, `Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- World English Bible

Not ech man that seith to me, Lord, Lord, schal entre in to the kyngdom of heuenes; but he that doith the wille of my fadir that is in heuenes, he schal entre in to the kyngdoom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:21


7:21 Not every one - That is, no one that saith, Lord, Lord - That makes a mere profession of me and my religion, shall enter - Whatever their false teachers may assure them to the contrary: He that doth the will of my Father - as I have now declared it. Observe: every thing short of this is only saying, Lord, Lord. #Luke 6:46|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:21


Mt 7:21 Not every one, etc. The Lord has shown that the entrance into the kingdom is through the "strait gate". He now shows more particularly what is needed to enter. Certain ones are described who cannot enter in. "Not every one" implies that some who say, "Lord, Lord", etc., shall enter in. Those enter that doeth the will of my Father. No one can be a citizen of the kingdom who does not obey the King.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Bruce
    Authority to judge? He doesn't say don't ever judge but be careful how. v:2-5,to who v:6,watch out v:15,how will you know v:16. Just like sheep will get tangled up or stuck in mud. Don't say I will never be in that mess I would never say or do that! I'm glad I'm not like you! For by what judgment you use you will be judged. By their fruits you know v:20. Don't push them deeper but lift them up!
  • Amy Price
    Not only The Book of Mathew ch. 7 that is awsome, the entire Bible is, bcause it was inspired by GOD. People have written books
  • Lilian
    Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find , knock and shall be open unto you. What a wonderful words from our Father thank you Jesus teach me Lord how to wait I know you are faithful to your words you never fail me. Thank you for the blood Lord. I will worship you alone for you alone are worthy. Help me to be born again in spirit cleanse me Lord by your blood amen
  • Louis Brown
    That what i ask the lord Jesus Christ far everybody.to obey the holy spirit. He is lord God one of the trinity
  • Gloria
    I enjoyed this lesson. The Word of God is so good. I like how you explained that the heart and mouth work hand and hand.
  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.

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