Matthew 7

Judge not, that you be not judged.

2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with what measure you use, it shall be measured back to you.

3 And why beholdest you the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in your own eye?

4 Or how wilt you say to your brother, ‘Let me pull out the mote out of your eye;’ and, behold, a beam is in your own eye?

5 You hypocrite! First cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shalt you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast you your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If you 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?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them; for this is the B28dTorah and the Prophets (Nevi’im).

13 Enter you in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat;

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth bad fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto Me, ‘Lord (Adonai), Lord (Adonai),’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father who is in heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord (Adonai), Lord (Adonai), have we not prophesied in Your name? And in Your name have cast out devils? And in Your name done many wonderful works?’

23 And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you that work iniquity!’

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”

28 And it came to pass, when YHWH had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His teaching;

29 For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.