Matthew 7 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you. 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.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 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 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine 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 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's 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 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you. 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.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; 9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 11 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 gifts to those who ask him!
12 All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets. 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. 13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do [men] gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and if fell not: for it was founded upon the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
26 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
29 for he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as their scribes. 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.