Matthew 7 ©
Christ proceedeth in his sermon to condemn rash judgment; forbiddeth the prostitution of holy things; recommendeth prayer; exhorteth to enter in at the strait gate; to beware of false prophets, who may be known by their fruits; and not to be his disciples in profession only, but in practice; he compareth doers of the word to houses built on a rock, those that are hearers only to houses built on the sand. Christ endeth his sermon; the people are astonished at his doctrine.
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the ebeam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the *mote out of thy brother's eye.
¶gAsk, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh 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, being hevil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, ihow much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
¶kEnter ye in at the *strait gate: for lwide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
¶nBeware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are *ravening wolves.
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.