Matthew 7 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged. 1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For as you have been judging, so you will be judged, and with your measure will it be measured to 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 do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your 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 will you say to your brother, Let me take out the grain of dust from your eye, when you yourself have a bit of wood in your 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 false one, first take out the bit of wood from your eye, then will you see clearly to take out the grain of dust from your 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 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against 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 Make a request, and it will be answered; what you are searching for you will get; give the sign, and the door will be open to 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 Because to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire, and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 Or which of you, if his son makes a request for bread, will give him a stone? 9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he makes a request for a fish, will give him a snake? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 If you, then, being evil, are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who make requests to 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 those things, then, which you would have men do to you, even so do you to them: because 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 Go in by the narrow door; for wide is the door and open is the way which goes to destruction, and great numbers go in by it. 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 door and hard the road to life, and only a small number make discovery of it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
15 Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel 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 you will get knowledge of them. Do men get grapes from thorns or figs from 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 gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit. 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
19 Every tree which does not give good fruit is cut down and put in the fire. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 So by their fruits you will get knowledge of them. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father 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 A great number will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, were we not prophets in your name, and did we not by your name send out evil spirits, and by your name do works of power? 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 say to them, I never had knowledge of you: go from me, you workers of evil. 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 Everyone, then, to whom my words come and who does them, will be like a wise man who made his house on a 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 came down and there was a rush of waters and the winds were driving against that house, but it was not moved; because it was based on 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 everyone to whom my words come and who does them not, will be like a foolish man who made his house on 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 came down and there was a rush of waters and the winds were driving against that house; and it came down and great was its fall. 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 about, when Jesus had come to the end of these words, that the people were surprised at his teaching, 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
29 for he was teaching 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.