Matthew 7:1-9 NIV

Judging Others

7:3-5pp -- Lk 6:41,42

1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.1

References for Matthew 7:1

2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.2

References for Matthew 7:2

3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
6 "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Ask, Seek, Knock

7:7-11pp -- Lk 11:9-13

7 "Ask and it will be given to you;3 seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

References for Matthew 7:7

8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;4 and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

References for Matthew 7:8

9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?