Section 1, Chapter 8
The third part of the sermon on the mount.
7:1. Judge not, that you may not be judged.
7:2. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.
7:3. And why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
7:4. Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye?
7:5. Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
7:6. Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
7:7. Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.
7:8. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
7:9. Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone?
7:10. Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent?
7:11. If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?
7:12. All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets.
7:13. Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
7:14. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
7:15. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7:16. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
7:17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
7:18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
7:19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
7:20. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
7:21. Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
7:22. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?
7:23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
7:24. Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,
7:25. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.
7:26. And every one that heareth these my words and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand,
7:27. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.
7:28. And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.
7:29. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.