New Living Translation
But I will reply, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God's laws.'
King James Bible
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:23 I never knew you - There never was a time that I approved of you: so that as many souls as they had saved, they were themselves never saved from their sins. Lord, is it my case? Luke 13:27.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
Go away, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.
Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God.
"Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, 'Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.
When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Lord, open the door for us!' But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
And he will reply, 'I tell you, I don't know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil.'
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