Matthew 7:24-29 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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24 "Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid 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 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse, because it is built on 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 anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a 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 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will fall with a mighty 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 After Jesus finished speaking, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
29 for he taught as one who had real authority -- quite unlike the teachers of religious law. 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.