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

Bible commentary

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

  • Irene123
    Rev. Kerns; I like what you said; Ps. 68:11; "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard against him." Isa. 69:19
  • Reverend Robert L. Kerns
    There is only One Father and He is the Heavenly Father and the Creator of Heaven and earth and the fullness thereof. The Bible tells us in the book of Timothy to " Study to shew ourselves approved of God. Rightfully dividing the Word of Truth ". Reminder, The Word of God is to be discussed not argued over. It doesn't matter how we may think or feel, God's Word will always stand.
  • Rennagade
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. That means no man period!!!!!
  • Irene123
    v. 9 - Jesus here is speaking of pastors, preachers, ministers of Christ, of which some are referred to as - 'father'. He's NOT referring to our earthly fathers who sired us. Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us REASON together, ..... "; The Lord Jesus isn't unreasonable; He's appealing to our common sense.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Pharisees had some tongue lashing from Jesus in this chapter. Much deserved. The generations of vipers Christ referred to abound till today and growing by the numbers. As Christ predicted, the love of many shall wax cold. We are in the end times indeed.
  • 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.

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