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

  • Jo-An
    I have read all of Matthew once before but, I did not fully understand what the Lord was telling us but now I have a better understanding.
  • Fajiwe Olabode. T for verse 29
    Before He was taken finally to the heaven, He made it known that all power in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. No wonder! He taught like someone having authority.
  • Chuck
    matthew 7 two ways of life heaven or hell matthew7-13-14
    false and true teachers of the gospel 15-20
    21-23 many think they are going to heaven but hell awaits them what a shock
    24-25 is your house upon the rock christ jesus or the sand
    may GOD HELP US LIVE HOLY IN THESE LAST DAYS UPON US
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This entire chapter the Lord is drawing a line of separation between good and evil. At the end the people were astonished because he taught with authority, meaning power, and certainty.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • MockingBird
    I am to treat others as I want to be treated : I love me and want the best for me and so should I do to those around me : Not expecting anything in return from them : God will recompence what I do. This is also to the ones I do not like to be around : If they need a thing and I have it I am to do the best I can for all when it is in the power of my hand to do it. I can only do with what I have and not what I have not. With my Lord God help I will walk pleasing to my Lord. Give as unto the Lord !!!

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