Gospel of Matthew Chapter Seven

7:1 Do not judge, or you will be judged.
7:2 For with the manner of your judgment you shall also be judged, and by your standard of measure you shall also be measured.
7:3 Why do you focus on the piece of straw in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye?
7:4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me pull the piece of straw out of your eye’ while there is a log in your own eye?
7:5 Don’t be a hypocrite. First get the log out of your own eye. Then you can see clearly enough to pull out the piece of straw from your brother’s eye.
7:6 Don’t give what is Holy to the dogs, and don’t toss pearls before swine – or they will trample them under their feet and then turn and tear you to pieces.
7:7 Request and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.
7:8 For every one who asks will receive. And one who seeks will find. And to one who knocks, it will be opened.
7:9 Or would any one of you give a stone to your son who requests bread?
7:10 Would give him a snake if he requested a fish?
7:11 Then if you – being self-centered – know how to give good gifts to your children; how much more can your Creator in the spiritual realm give good things to those who ask Him.
7:12 Thus, anything you would prefer a person does for you, you should also do for them. For this sums up the Scripture and her Prophets.
7:13 Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the path that leads to destruction – and many are those who enter through it.
7:14 For the gate is small and the path that leads to life is narrow – and not many will find it.
7:15 Beware of fake prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do people gather grapes of thorns – or figs of thistles?
7:17 As such, every good tree bears good fruit – but a diseased tree bears wicked fruit.
7:18 A good tree doesn’t bear wicked fruit – nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.
7:19 Every tree that doesn’t bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
7:20 Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them.
7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the sanctuary of the spiritual realm – only one who does what pleases my LORD in the spiritual realm.
7:22 Many will say to me at that time, ‘Master, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?
7:23 And I will say to them, ‘I never knew you: Get away from me, you who practice wickedness.’
7:24 Thus, anyone who hears these teachings of mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.
7:25 Then the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house – and yet it didn’t fall because it was founded upon the rock.
7:26 And anyone who hears these teachings of mine and does not act on them is like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
7:27 The rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell – it fell with a great crash."
7:28 When Jesus finished these teachings, the people were amazed at his doctrine.
7:29 For he taught them as someone with authority – and not as the scribes.