Matthew 7

CHAPTER 7

Judging

Judge not that you should not be judged! [2by 3what 1For] judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and by what measure you measure, it shall be measured back to you. But why do you see the speck, the one in the eye of your brother, but the [2in 3your 4eye 1beam] you do not contemplate? Or how shall you say to your brother, Allow me to cast out the speck from your eye; and behold, the beam is in your eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam from your eye! and then you shall see clearly to cast out the speck from the eye of your brother. You should not give the holy to the dogs; nor should you throw your pearls before the swine, lest at any time they shall trample them with their feet, and having turned should tear you.

Ask, Seek, and Knock

Ask! and it shall be given to you. Seek! and you shall find. Knock! and it shall be opened to you. For every one asking receives; and the one seeking finds; and to the one knocking it shall be opened. Or who is it of you, being a man, whom ever [2should ask 1his son] for bread, [3a stone 1shall give 2to him]? 10 And if [2a fish 1he shall ask for], [3a serpent 1shall give 2to him]? 11 If then, you being wicked, know [3gifts 2good 1to give] to your children, how much rather your father, the one in the heavens shall give good things to the ones asking him? 12 All things then, as much as you should want that [2should do 3to you 1men], so also you do to them! for this is the law and the prophets.

Enter the Narrow Gate

13 Enter through the narrow gate! for spacious is the gate, and broad is the way leading unto the destruction, and many are the ones entering through it. 14 For narrow is the gate, and being afflicted is the way, the one leading unto the life, and few are the ones finding it. 15 And take heed of the false prophets! the ones who come to you in garments of sheep, but inside they are [2wolves 1predacious]. 16 From their fruits you shall recognize them. Do they collect together [2from 3thorn-bushes 1the grape], or [2from 3thistles 1figs]? 17 Thus every [2tree 1good 5fruits 4good 3produces], but the rotten tree [3fruits 2bad 1produces]. 18 [3is not 4able 2tree 1A good 7fruits 6bad 5to produce], nor [2tree 1a rotten 5fruits 4good 3to produce]. 19 All trees not producing [2fruit 1good] are cut down, and [2into 3a fire 1thrown]. 20 Yes, it is so -- from their fruits you shall recognize them. 21 Not all saying to me, O Lord, O Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens; but the one doing the will of my father, the one in the heavens. 22 Many shall say to me in that day, O Lord, O Lord, [2not 4in 5your 6name 1did we 3prophesy], and in your name [2demons 1cast out], and in your name [3powerful works 2many 1do]? 23 And then I will acknowledge to them that, At no time I knew you. Retreat from me! O ones working lawlessness.

Build upon the Rock

24 Every one then whoever hears [2my 3words 1these], and does them, I shall liken him [2man 1to a practical], one who built his house upon the rock. 25 And [3came down 1the 2rain], and [3came 1the 2rivers], and [3blew 1the 2winds], and they fell on that house, and it did not fall; for the foundation was laid upon the rock. 26 And all hearing [2my 3words 1these], and not doing them, shall be likened [2man 1to a moronish], one who built his house upon the sand. 27 And [3came down 1the 2rain], and [3came 1the 2rivers], and [3blew 1the 2winds], and they struck against that house, and it fell, and [3was 2downfall 1its] great. 28 And it came to pass when Jesus completed these words, [3were overwhelmed 1the 2multitudes] by his teaching; 29 for he was teaching them as [2authority 1one having], and not as the scribes.
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