Matthew 7

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with the judgment that ye judge, ye shall be judged; and by the measure that ye measure, shall it be measured to you. And why observest thou the straw in thy brother's eye, and regardest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Allow me to pluck the straw from thy eye; and lo! a beam is in thy own eye. Thou hypocrite; pluck first the beam from thy own eye; and then thou wilt see clearly, to pluck the straw out of thy brother's eye. Give not a holy thing to dogs: and cast not your pearls before swine; lest they tread them under their feet, and turn and lacerate you. Ask, and it shall be given to you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. For, every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. For what man is there among you, of whom if his son ask bread, will he reach him a stone? 10 Or if he ask of him a fish, will he reach him a serpent? 11 If ye then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12 Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you; so also do ye to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in by the strait gate; for wide is the gate and broad the way which leadeth to destruction; and many are they that walk in it. 14 How small the gate and straitened the way that leadeth to life, and few they who find it! 15 Beware of false prophets; who come to you in the garb of sheep, but internally they are rapacious wolves. 16 And from their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes; or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree beareth good fruits; but a bad tree beareth bad fruits. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruits; nor can a bad tree bear good fruits. 19 Every tree that beareth not good fruits, is cut down and consigned to the fire. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not whoever may say to me, My Lord, my Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, My Lord, my Lord, have-we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name wrought many works of power? 23 And then will I declare to them; I never knew you. Depart from me, ye doers of evil. 24 Every one therefore that heareth these my discourses, and doeth them, will be like to a wise man, one that built his house upon a rock. 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew; and they rushed upon that house; and it fell not, for its foundations were laid upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these my discourses, and doeth them not, will be like a foolish man that built his house upon sand. 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew; and they rushed upon that house, and it fell; and great was the ruin of it. 28 And so it was, that when Jesus had ended these discourses, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: 29 for he taught them as one having authority; and not as their Scribes and Pharisees.
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