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Matthew 7 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Do not judge others. Then you will not be judged. 1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 You will be judged in the same way you judge others. You will be measured in the same way you measure others. 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 "You look at the bit of sawdust in your friend's eye. But you pay no attention to the piece of wood in your 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 How can you say to your friend, 'Let me take the bit of sawdust out of your eye'? How can you say this while there is a piece of wood 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 pretender! First take the piece of wood out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see clearly to take the bit of sawdust out of your friend'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 holy things to dogs. Do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they might walk all over them. Then they might turn around and tear you to pieces. 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 will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened 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 Everyone who asks will receive. He who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 "Suppose your son asks for bread. Which of you will give him a stone? 9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or suppose he asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who 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 "In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you. This is what is written in the Law and in 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 God's kingdom through the narrow gate. The gate is large and the road is wide that lead to death and hell. Many people go that way. 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 But the gate is small and the road is narrow that lead to life. Only a few people find it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you pretending to be sheep. But on the inside they are hungry wolves. 15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
16 You can tell what they really are by what they do. "Do people pick grapes from bushes? Do they pick figs from thorns? 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit. But a bad tree bears bad fruit. 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 A good tree can't bear bad fruit. And a bad tree can't bear good fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down. It is thrown into the fire. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 You can tell each tree by its fruit. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do what my Father in heaven wants will enter. 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 on that day, 'Lord! Lord! Didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we drive out demons in your name? Didn't we do many miracles in your name?' 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 Then I will tell them clearly, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who do evil!' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 "So then, everyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like a wise man. He builds his house on 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 The rain comes down. The water rises. The winds blow and beat against that house. But it does not fall. It is built 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 "But everyone who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man. He builds 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 The rain comes down. The water rises. The winds blow and beat against that house. And it falls with a loud crash." 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 Jesus finished saying all these things. The crowds were amazed at his teaching. 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
29 He taught like one who had authority. He did not speak like their teachers of the law. 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.