For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.1
References for Matthew 7:2
"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?
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?
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.
"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 and it will be given to you;2 seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
References for Matthew 7:7
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;3 and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
References for Matthew 7:8
"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts4 to those who ask him!
References for Matthew 7:11
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,5 for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.6
References for Matthew 7:12