“I Never Knew You”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

It is interesting to note that the Joseph Smith Translation of the Galilean sermon renders this line, “Ye never knew me” (JST, Matthew 7:33).

Through Alma the Elder the Lord said:

“This is my church; whosoever is baptized shall be baptized unto repentance. And whomsoever ye receive shall believe in my name; and him will I freely forgive. For it is I that taketh upon me the sins of the world . . . and it is I that granteth unto him that believeth unto the end a place at my right hand.

“For behold, in my name are they called; and if they know me they shall come forth, and shall have a place eternally at my right hand. And it shall come to pass that when the second trump shall sound then shall they that never knew me come forth and shall stand before me.

“And then shall they know that I ant the Lord their God, that I am their Redeemer; but they would not be redeemed. And then I will confess unto them that I never knew them; and they shall depart into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

(Mosiah 26:22-27)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4