Matthew 7:21

Not every one 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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not euery one that saith vnto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdome of heauen: but he that doth the will of my father which is in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven {will enter.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Not every one who says to me, `Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- World English Bible

Not ech man that seith to me, Lord, Lord, schal entre in to the kyngdom of heuenes; but he that doith the wille of my fadir that is in heuenes, he schal entre in to the kyngdoom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:21


7:21 Not every one - That is, no one that saith, Lord, Lord - That makes a mere profession of me and my religion, shall enter - Whatever their false teachers may assure them to the contrary: He that doth the will of my Father - as I have now declared it. Observe: every thing short of this is only saying, Lord, Lord. #Luke 6:46|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:21


Mt 7:21 Not every one, etc. The Lord has shown that the entrance into the kingdom is through the "strait gate". He now shows more particularly what is needed to enter. Certain ones are described who cannot enter in. "Not every one" implies that some who say, "Lord, Lord", etc., shall enter in. Those enter that doeth the will of my Father. No one can be a citizen of the kingdom who does not obey the King.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.

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