Matthew 23:28

Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen so, yee also outwardly appeare righteous vnto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisie and iniquitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so you seem to men to be full of righteousness, but inside you are all false and full of wrongdoing.
- Basic English Bible

Thus also *ye*, outwardly ye appear righteous to men, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
- Darby Bible

Thus ye also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
- Webster's Bible

The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
- World English Bible

So ye with outforth semen iust to men; but with ynne ye ben ful of ypocrisy and wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

so also ye outwardly indeed do appear to men righteous, and within ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:28


Mt 23:28 Ye also outwardly appear righteous. It was only in appearance and profession.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.
  • Ben
    The Word of the Lord is the truth and the only truth. If we look around we can plainly see the actual Pharesees, the modern ones, doing the same things their ancestors did. I believe with all my heart and soul, there is one and only one father. Our Father and Lord, our creator...!
  • Beatrice Hutchinson
    commenting on v9 when God speak is words are truth if he say something we should listen we should do as he said because he is God. for example the pope people called him holy father only one holy father and is God almighty. People need to to worship God and not man.

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