Matthew 7

CLV(i) 1 Do not judge, lest you may be judged, 2 for with what judgment you are judging, shall you be judged, and with what measure you are measuring, shall it be measured to you." 3 Now why are you observing the mote that is in your brother's eye, yet the beam in your eye you are not considering? 4 Or how will you be declaring to your brother, 'Brother, let me extract the mote out of your eye,' and lo! the beam is in your eye? 5 Hypocrite! Extract first the beam out of your eye, and then you will be keen-sighted to be extracting the mote out of your brother's eye." 6 You may not be giving that which is holy to curs, nor yet should you be casting your pearls in front of hogs, lest at some time they shall be trampling them with their feet and, turning, they should be tearing you." 7 Request and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you." 8 For everyone who is requesting is obtaining, and who is seeking is finding, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened." 9 Or what man is there among you, from whom his son will be requesting bread-no stone will he be handing him!" 10 Or he will be requesting a fish also-no serpent will he be handing him! 11 If you, then, being wicked, have perceived how to be giving good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father Who is in the heavens be giving good things to those requesting Him? 12 All, then, whatever you should be wanting that men should be doing to you, thus you, also, be doing to them, for this is the law and the prophets." 13 Enter through the cramped gate, for broad is the gate and spacious is the way which is leading away into destruction, and many are those entering through it." 14 Yet what a cramped gate and narrowed way is the one leading away into life, and few are those who are finding it." 15 Take heed of those false prophets who are coming to you in the apparel of sheep, yet inside they are rapacious wolves." 16 From their fruits you shall be recognizing them. Not from thorns are they culling grapes, nor from star thistles figs." 17 Thus every good tree ideal fruit is producing, yet the rotten tree noxious fruit is producing." 18 A good tree can not bear noxious fruit, neither is a rotten tree producing ideal fruit." 19 Every tree not producing ideal fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. 20 Consequently, from their fruits you shall surely be recognizing them." 21 Not everyone saying to Me 'Lord! Lord!' will be entering into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who is doing the will of My Father Who is in the heavens." 22 Many will be declaring to Me in that day, 'Lord! Lord! Was it not in Your name that we prophesy, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many powerful deeds?'" 23 And then shall I be avowing to them that 'I never knew you! Depart from Me, workers of lawlessness!'" 24 Everyone, then, who is hearing these sayings of Mine and is doing them shall be likened to a prudent man who builds his house on the rock." 25 And the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blow and they lunge at that house, and it does not fall, for it had been founded on the rock." 26 And everyone who is hearing these sayings of Mine and not doing them shall be likened to a stupid man who builds his house on sand." 27 And the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blow and they dash against that house, and it falls: and the fall of it was great." 28 And it came, when Jesus finishes these sayings, that the throngs were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He was teaching them as One having authority, and not as their scribes."