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

  • Ren
    @Pearl when I was young we called ours dad not father. That was not allowed at our house. We were told you have only one Father and he is the one above.
  • A disciple
    Pearl; Honoring our father and mother is one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus condemned the hypocrites for teaching that by one's keep of religious observance he would be exempt from honoring his parents. I believe that Jesus is here referring to Titles, as if any man could be our Supreme Leader, or Master over the other's life and faith; for only our Father in heaven and Christ have those roles.
  • Pearl Nicholas
    Call no man father yet we all our parents mother and father. Is this wrong? Also in the Catholic church, a priest is called father.
  • A disciple
    From the day that the Lord Jesus came into this world, the devil's seed was after Him to destroy Him; and throughout His Ministry He was pursued by hateful and hostile hypocrites, who were deaf as an adder, and would never humble themselves to receive His good and wholesome teaching. In the last few days Jesus has come right to Jerusalem to speak to their face, and it cost Him His life. We follow!
  • 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.

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