✣ Judging Others ✣
Matthew 7Be not judging, that you not be judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you yourself will be judged, and with what measure you measure others, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye but do not perceive the log in your own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother: Let me throw the speck out of your eye, and behold the log in your own? 5 Hypocrite! First throw the log out of your own eye, and then you will see straight to be throwing the speck out of your brother’s eye. 6 Do not give holy things to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feeta, and having turned, tear you asunder.
✣ Be Asking, Seeking, Knocking ✣
7 Be askingb, and it will be given to you; be seeking, and you will find; be knocking, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone askingb receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it is opened. 9 Or what personc is among you whose son asksb him for bread, he does not give him a stone[, does he]?d 10 Or asksb for fish, he does not give him a snake[, does he]?d 11 If therefore you being wickede know goodf gifts to be giving to your children, how much more your father in the heavens will give goodf things to those askingb him. 12 Therefore everything that you wish that peoplec be doing tog you, also be doing tog them. For this is the law and the prophets.
✣ The Narrow Gate ✣
13 Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road leading to destructionh, and many are those entering through it. 14 And confined is the way leading to zōē-lifei, and few are those finding it.
✣ A Tree Known by Its Fruit ✣
15 Be giving heed from the false-prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside are ravishing wolves. 16 By their fruits you will know them. They do not gather grapes from brambles or figs from a prickly plant [, do they]d? 17 Thus every good treef bears goodj fruit, but the rotten tree bears bade fruit. 18 A goodf tree is not able to bear bade fruit, nor a rotten tree to bear goodj fruit. 19 Every tree not bearing goodj fruit will be cut down and thrown in the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
✣ I Never Knew You ✣
21 Not everyone saying to me: Lord lord will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my father who is in the heavens. 22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord lord did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and in your name do many powerful things? 23 And then I will profess to them that I never knek them. Be departing from me you working lawlessness.
✣ The Two Foundations ✣
24 Therefore everyone who hears these my words and does them, he will be like a prudentl manm who built his house upon the rock. 25 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and they fell against that house, and it did not fall, for it had been built on the rock. 26 And everyone hearing these my words and not doing them is like a foolishn manm, who built his house on sand. 27 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and fell against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.28 And it came to pass that when Iēsous finished these words, the crowd was shocked by his teaching. 29 For he was teaching them as one having authorityo, and not as their scribes.
a Or “in their swill”(↩6)
g Or ‘for’(↩12)