Matthew 7

1 Do not judge, in order that you* might not be judged! 2 For* in what judgment you* judge, you* will be judged and in what measure you* measure, it will be measured to you*. 3 And why are you looking at the speck, the one in your, your* brother' s eye, but do not consider the beam in your, your* own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your, your* brother, Allow me, that I may cast out the speck from your, your* eye, and behold, the beam in your, your* own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your, your* own eye, and then you will see precisely to cast out the speck from your, your* brother' s eye. 6 Do not give the holy thing s to the dogs, nor cast your, your* pearls before the swine, lest they trample them down with* their feet and having turned, they may rip at you*.



{Mt 7: 7-11; no parallel. }

7 Ask and it will be given to you*; seek and you* will be finding; knock and it will be opened to you*. 8 For* everyone who is asking, receives; and the one who is seeking, finds; and to the one who is knocking, it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there out of you*, who, if his son asks him for a loaf he will not give him a stone, will he? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a serpent, will he? 11 Therefore if you*, being evil, know how to give good presents to your, your* children, how much more will your, your* Father, the one in the heavens, be giving good things to those who are asking him?



{Mt 7: 12 & Lk 6: 31. }

12 Therefore, all things, as many as you* would wish that* men should do for you*, so do also to them; for* this is the law and the prophets.



{Mt 7: 13-23 & Lk 6: 43-45. }

13 Enter in through the narrow gate, because wide is the gate and broad is the way, which leads to destruction and there are many who are entering through it. 14 Why is it? Narrow is the gate and pressed is the way, which is leading to life and few are those who are finding it.

15 But take, heed, stay away from false prophets, who are coming to you* in sheep' s clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. 16 You* will fully know them from their fruits. They do not collect a grape, cluster from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Thus every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a rotten tree able to produce good fruit. 19 Every tree which is not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 Consequently*, you* will fully know them from their fruits. 21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who is practicing the will of my Father, the one in the heavens. 22 Many will be saying to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not: prophesy in your, your* name, and cast out demons in your, your* name, and practice many miracles in your, your* name? 23 And then I will confess to them, I never* knew you*. Depart from me, you* who are working lawlessness.



{Mt 7: 24-29 & Lk 6: 46-49. }

24 Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and practices them, he will be similar to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock; 25 and the rain came down and the rivers came up and the winds blew and fell down upon that house, and it did not fall; for* it had been founded upon the rock. 26 And everyone hearing these words of mine and who is not doing them, will be similar to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; 27 and the rain came down and the rivers came up and the winds blew and hit that house and it fell and great was its fall.

28 And it happened, when Jesus had completed with these words, the crowds were being astounded at his teaching; 29 for* he was teaching them like one having authority and not like the scribes.



{Mt 8: 1, 8: 5-13 & Lk 7: 1-10 Capernaum. }



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