Matthew 7:23

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And then wil I professe vnto them, I neuer knew you: Depart from me, ye that worke iniquity.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And then will I say to them, I never had knowledge of you: go from me, you workers of evil.
- Basic English Bible

and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.
- Darby Bible

And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
- Webster's Bible

And then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you: begone from me, you doers of wickedness.'
- Weymouth Bible

Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'
- World English Bible

And thanne Y schal knouleche to hem, That Y knewe you neuere; departe awei fro me, ye that worchen wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and then I will acknowledge to them, that -- I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:23


7:23 I never knew you - There never was a time that I approved of you: so that as many souls as they had saved, they were themselves never saved from their sins. Lord, is it my case? #Luke 13:27|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:23


Mt 7:23 I never knew you. "I never knew you" must be accepted in its deeper signification of "recognizing the disciples". Augustine says that for Christ to say, "I never knew you", is only another way of saying, "You never knew me". Depart from me, ye that work iniquity. In spite of all their professions they had been evil doers. Their religion expended itself in professions and prayers. Hence, in "that day" they are commanded to depart. What it is to so depart we may learn from Mt 25:41. It is evident from this passage that many are self-deceived.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Sharon
    I like the chapter because there many great advice in it for example v4_5 we are to example our clearfully and remove whatever problems we are struggling with before we try to help others with theirs . Verses 7 and 8 admonish us to open our mouths an simple ask and we shall receive , behold him and he will open unto us .
    A-Ask
    S-seek
    K-knock
    He gives freely but we must do one thing ask.
  • 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.

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