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“Don’t judge, sothatyou won’t bejudged. Forwithwhateverjudgmentyoujudge, youwillbejudged; andwithwhatevermeasureyoumeasure, itwillbemeasuredtoyou. Whydoyou see thespeckthatisinyour brother’s eye, but don’tconsiderthe beam thatisinyourowneye? Orhowwillyoutellyour brother, ‘Letmeremovethespeckfromyoureye,’ andbehold, the beam isinyourowneye? Youhypocrite! Firstremovethe beam outofyourowneye, andthenyou can seeclearlytoremovethespeckoutofyour brother’s eye.
“Don’tgivethatwhichis holy tothedogs, neither throw yourpearlsbeforethepigs, lestperhapstheytramplethemundertheirfeet, andturnandtearyoutopieces.
“Ask, anditwillbegivenyou. Seek, andyouwillfind. Knock, anditwillbe opened foryou. Foreveryonewho asks receives. Hewhoseeksfinds. Tohimwhoknocksitwillbe opened. Orwhoisthereamongyouwho, if hisson asks himfor bread, willgivehimastone? 10 Orifhe asks forafish, whowillgivehimaserpent? 11 Ifyouthen, beingevil, knowhowtogivegoodgiftstoyourchildren, howmuchmorewillyourFatherwhoisinheavengivegoodthingstothosewho ask him! 12 Therefore, whateveryoudesireformentodotoyou, youshallalsodotothem; forthisisthelawandtheprophets.
13 “Enterinbythenarrowgate; forthegateiswideandthewayisbroadthatleadsto destruction, andtherearemanywhoenterinbyit. 14 HowTR reads “Because” instead of “How”narrowisthegateandthewayis restricted thatleadstolife! Therearefewwhofindit.
15 “Bewareoffalseprophets, whocometoyouinsheep’s clothing, butinwardlyare ravening wolves. 16 Bytheirfruitsyouwillknowthem. Doyougathergrapesfrom thorns orfigsfromthistles? 17 Evenso, everygoodtreeproducesgoodfruit, butthecorrupttreeproducesevilfruit. 18 Agoodtreecan’t produceevilfruit, neithercanacorrupttreeproducegoodfruit. 19 Everytreethat doesn’t grow goodfruitiscutdownand thrown intothefire. 20 Therefore bytheirfruitsyou will knowthem.
21 “Noteveryonewhosaystome, ‘Lord, Lord,’ willenterintothe Kingdom ofHeaven, buthewhodoesthewillofmyFatherwhoisinheaven. 22 Manywilltellmeinthatday, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’tweprophesyinyourname, inyournamecastoutdemons, andinyournamedomanymightyworks?’ 23 ThenIwill tell them, ‘Ineverknewyou. Depart fromme, youwhowork iniquity.’
24 “Everyonethereforewho hears thesewordsofmineanddoesthem, Iwill liken himtoawisemanwhobuilthishouseonarock. 25 Theraincamedown, thefloodscame, andthe winds blewandbeatonthathouse; andit didn’tfall, foritwasfoundedontherock. 26 Everyonewho hears thesewordsofmineand doesn’tdothemwillbelikeafoolishmanwhobuilthishouseonthe sand. 27 Theraincamedown, thefloodscame, andthe winds blewandbeatonthathouse; anditfell—and its fallwasgreat.”
28 WhenJesushadfinishedsayingthesethings, themultitudeswereastonishedathisteaching, 29 forhetaughtthemwithauthority, andnotlikethescribes.

7:14 TR reads “Because” instead of “How”