Matthew 7:23
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New International Version
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

New Living Translation
But I will reply, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God's laws.'

English Standard Version
And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Berean Study Bible
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.'

Berean Literal Bible
And then I will declare unto them, 'I never knew you; depart you from Me, those working lawlessness.'

New American Standard Bible
"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I will announce to them, I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!'

International Standard Version
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!'"

NET Bible
Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!'

New Heart English Bible
And then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And then I will confess to them, 'I have never known you, remove yourselves far from me, you workers of evil.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I will tell them publicly, 'I've never known you. Get away from me, you evil people.'

New American Standard 1977
“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Weymouth New Testament
"And then I will tell them plainly, "'I never knew you: begone from me, you doers of wickedness.'

World English Bible
Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'

Young's Literal Translation
and then I will acknowledge to them, that -- I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:21-29 Christ here shows that it will not be enough to own him for our Master, only in word and tongue. It is necessary to our happiness that we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live a holy life, that we love one another. This is his will, even our sanctification. Let us take heed of resting in outward privileges and doings, lest we deceive ourselves, and perish eternally, as multitudes do, with a lie in our right hand. Let every one that names the name of Christ, depart from all sin. There are others, whose religion rests in bare hearing, and it goes no further; their heads are filled with empty notions. These two sorts of hearers are represented as two builders. This parable teaches us to hear and do the sayings of the Lord Jesus: some may seem hard to flesh and blood, but they must be done. Christ is laid for a foundation, and every thing besides Christ is sand. Some build their hopes upon worldly prosperity; others upon an outward profession of religion. Upon these they venture; but they are all sand, too weak to bear such a fabric as our hopes of heaven. There is a storm coming that will try every man's work. When God takes away the soul, where is the hope of the hypocrite? The house fell in the storm, when the builder had most need of it, and expected it would be a shelter to him. It fell when it was too late to build another. May the Lord make us wise builders for eternity. Then nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ Jesus. The multitudes were astonished at the wisdom and power of Christ's doctrine. And this sermon, ever so often read over, is always new. Every word proves its Author to be Divine. Let us be more and more decided and earnest, making some one or other of these blessednesses and Christian graces the main subject of our thoughts, even for weeks together. Let us not rest in general and confused desires after them, whereby we grasp at all, but catch nothing.
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’ 24Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.…
Cross References
Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 119:115
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.

Matthew 25:41
Then He will say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Luke 13:25
After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' But he will reply, 'I do not know where you are from.'

Luke 13:27
And he will answer, 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers.'
Treasury of Scripture

And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

I never.

Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.

John 10:14,27-30 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine…

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

depart.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard …

Luke 13:25,27 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

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