Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 13:27
- I know not whence ye are (ouk oida poten este).
- This blunt statement cuts the matter short and sweeps away the flimsy cobwebs. Acquaintance with Christ in the flesh does not open the door. Jesus quotes Psalms 8:9 as in Matthew 7:23, there as in the LXX, here with pantev ergatai adikiav, there with oi ergazomenoi thn anomian. But aposthte (second aorist active imperative) here, and there apoxwreite (present active imperative).