21 (A)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. 22 (B)Many will say to Me on (C)that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [a]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; (D)depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

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  1. Matthew 7:22 Or works of power

37 (A)All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. 38 For (B)I have come down from heaven, (C)not to do My own will, but (D)the will of Him who (E)sent Me. 39 This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of (F)all that He has given Me I (G)lose nothing, but (H)raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who (I)beholds the Son and (J)believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will (K)raise him up on the last day.”

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27 My sheep (A)hear My voice, and (B)I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give (C)eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and (D)no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 [a]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

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  1. John 10:29 One early ms reads What My Father has given Me is greater than all

11 I am no longer in the world; and yet (A)they themselves are in the world, and (B)I come to You. (C)Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name (D)which You have given Me, that (E)they may be one even as We are.

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12 While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name (A)which You have given Me; and I guarded them and (B)not one of them perished but (C)the [a]son of perdition, so that the (D)Scripture would be fulfilled.

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  1. John 17:12 Heb idiom for one destined to perish

20 For if, after they have (A)escaped the defilements of the world by (B)the knowledge of the (C)Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again (D)entangled in them and are overcome, (E)the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 (F)For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from (G)the holy commandment (H)handed on to them. 22 [a]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “(I)A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

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  1. 2 Peter 2:22 Lit The thing of the true proverb has happened to them

18 Children, (A)it is the last hour; and just as you heard that (B)antichrist is coming, (C)even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

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19 (A)They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, (B)so that [a]it would be shown that they all are not of us.

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  1. 1 John 2:19 Lit they would be revealed