Matthew 7:23

“And then wil I professe vnto them, I neuer knew you: Depart from me, ye that worke iniquity.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Nextelwa
    I Think that we all get good understanding as we share all parts of the scripture and verses. Test Acts 2:44 All that believed together had all things common. And we are teaching one another by faith , hope, spirit. We learn because we share our thought on the word, not the earth.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!
  • Steve morrow
    IS NOT BAPTISM PART OF GODS WILL--PART OF THE GOSPEL--MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERYONE 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 *** 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT --OBEY NOT-- THE GOSPEL OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Nia; AMEN! Luke 6:26 "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." They of the Truth hear Jesus' voice and follow HIM! A stranger they will not follow, but WILL FLEE from strangers! God proves us.
  • Nia Ettienne
    Everywhere we turn we see fake pastors for anyone who preaches the word and is only concern about televising themselves and having a filled up church, is not of Christ.
    True Christians have to be wise and stick to the word. Don't be fooled by all these worldly preachers who serve the world and not God.
  • LadyA
    THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUTH FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING!

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