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Matthew Chapter 7

1Do not judge, in order that you may not be judged, 2for you will be judged with the judgment with which you judge, and by whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. 3Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye but do not take notice of the joist in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye’, when all along there is a joist in your eye? 5You hypocrite! First take the joist out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. 6Do not give anything sacred to dogs, and do not cast your pearls before swine, in case they trample them with their feet and turn and tear at you. 7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks will receive, and he who seeks will find, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9Or what man is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10And if he asks for fish, surely he will not give him a serpent? 11So if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in the heavens give good things to those who ask him! 12Whatever you would like men to do to you, do the same to them. For this is the law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way which leads to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. 14How narrow the gate is and confined the way is which leads to life, and how few they are who find it! 15But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside are rapacious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Does one really gather a bunch of grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17In this way every good tree produces fine fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19Every tree which does not produce fine fruit is cut down and thrown into fire. 20Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will go into the kingdom of the heavens, but rather, he who does the will of my father in the heavens. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and cast out demons in your name and perform many deeds of power in your name?’ 23And then I will confess to them, ‘I never knew you. Go away from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ 24So everyone who hears these words of mine and does them – I will liken him to a prudent man who built his house on rock, 25and the rain came down and the torrents arrived, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not fall, for it had been founded on rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be likened to a foolish man who built his house on sand, 27and the rain came down, and the torrents arrived, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell down, and its fall was great.” 28And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, that the crowds were astounded at his teaching, 29for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
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