Matthew 7

Judge not, that you be not judged; for as you judge, you shall be judged; and the measure which you give, the same you shall receive. And why do you observe the mote in your brother's eye, but you are insensible of the splinter in your own eye? Or how dare you say to your brother, let me take the mote out of your eye; when lo! you have a splinter in your own? Hypocrite, first take the splinter out of your own eye; then you will see clearly to take the mote out of your brother's eye. Give not things holy to dogs, and cast not your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot, and turn upon you, and tear you apart.

Ask, and you shall obtain; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For whosoever asks, obtains; whosoever seeks, finds; and to every one who knocks, the door shall be opened. Who of you men would give his son a stone, when he asks bread; 10 or a serpent, when he asks a fish? 11 If you then, though evil, can give good things to your children, how much more will your Father, who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?

12 Whatever you would that others do to you, do you the same to them; for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter in through the strait gate; for wide is the gate of perdition, broad is its way leading thither; and many are they who enter by it. 14 But how strait is the gate of life; how narrow the way leading thither; and how few are they who find it!

15 Beware of false teachers, who come to you in the garb of sheep, while inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you shall discover them. Are grapes gathered from thorns; or figs from thistles? 17 Every good tree yields good fruit, and every evil tree evil fruit. 18 A good tree can not yield evil fruit, nor an evil tree good fruit. 19 Every tree which yields not good fruit, is cut down, and turned into fuel. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits you shall discover them.

21 Not every one who says to me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father, who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, Master, Master, have we not taught in thy name, and in thy name performed many miracles? 23 To whom I will declare, I never acknowledged you. Depart from me, you who practice iniquity. 24 Therefore, whosoever hears these my precepts, and does them, I will compare to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 For although the rain descended, and the rivers overflowed, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, it fell not, because it was founded upon the rock. 26 But whosoever hears these my precepts, and does them not, shall be compared to a simpleton, who built his house upon the sand. 27 For when the rain descended, and the rivers overflowed, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house, it fell, and great was its ruin. 28 When Jesus had ended this discourse, the people were struck with awe at his manner of teaching; 29 for he taught as one who had authority, and not as the Scribes.

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