Matthew 7 ©
1 Christ teaches further how we must judge of our neighbor and reprove him. 6 That we must not propound that which is holy unto scorners. 7 That we must continue in prayer. 12 How we must deal with our neighbor. 13 Of the straight and wide gate. 15 Of avoiding false prophets. 21 That all shall not be saved who outwardly serve God. 24 That we must not only hear the Word of God, but also do it.
JUDGEa1not, that ye be not judged.
Forb with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,c it shall be measured to you again.
Andd why beholdest thou the 2mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the motee out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thouf hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the moteg out of thy brother's eye.
¶Giveh not that which is 3holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
¶ 4Ask, andi it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Forj every one that 5asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, beingk evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore alll things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is 6the law and the prophets.
¶Enterm ye in at the straitn gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Becauseo strait is the gate, and 7narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
¶Bewarep of false prophets, which come to you in 8sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening 9wolves.
Ye shall know them by their 10fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Evenq so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but 11a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
¶Notr every one 12that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but 13he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Manys will say to me 14in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied 15in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many 16wonderful works?
Andt then will I 17profess unto them, I never 18knew you: departu from me, ye that work iniquity.
¶Therefore whosoeverv heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the 19rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a 20rock.
Andw every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the 21sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were 22astonished at his doctrine:
Forx he taught them as one having 23authority, and not as the scribes.