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

  • Alyssa
    I never thought of this verse as a checklist. I agree that young women and men should not waste their time, energy or words on people who will draw them from God.
  • Obafemi
    I believe God is telling us to put our giving where it is holy , this is act of sowing in the right places.
  • John Pritchard
    So perfectly true, beyond criticism.
  • Raven
    I love God and his son Jesus Christ , I love His Word ,this chapter of Matthew has alot to do with the times of today, many people claim to love God and his word but are living in sin themselves but are quick to judge others and not look at themselves ! People are quick to call out their Family ect about their daily sins when in deed WE ALL ARE Sinners, we are to show love and compassion as well
  • Mim
    lets all pray for the gift of discernment in the name of Jesus. There seems to be a whole herd of sheep in wolves clothing around these days. In the media,politically, religiously. If someone looks you in eye and says,"honest to God,Im telling you the truth", Beware.
  • Jay
    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15 KJV for me it means a lot. why? because the scriptures says that BEWARE, we can know who are they by discerning spirit right? let's pray to avoid this kind of people. we do usually believe on miracles that was prayed by a priest or anything, i do not get the point that i am discriminating any religion, what i mean is, LUCIFER was the ANGEL of LIGHT before.. and now He is the DEMON the PRINCE of DEMON, then he can be light whenever he wants because he wants to decieve all christians who knows what is truth from bad! everyone FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!! LET THE HOLY GHOST tells the TRUTH !! SPEAK FOR THE TRUTH!!! IN JESUS NAME !!! LET US PRAY TO AVOID THE DEVIL IN OUR LIFE!!! IN JESUS NAME!!

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