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Matthew 7

Judging Others

1 "Judge 1 a not, that you be not judged. 2 "For with what 2 judgment you judge, you will be judged; b and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 c "And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 "Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

6 d "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

Ask, and It Will Be Given

7 e "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 "For f everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 g "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 "Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 "If you then, h 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 those who ask Him!

The Golden Rule

12 "Therefore, i whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for j this is the Law and the Prophets.

13 k "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 3 "Because narrow is the gate and 4 difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 l "Beware of false prophets, m who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 n "You will know them by their fruits. o Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 "Even so, p every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 q "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 "Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

I Never Knew You

21 "Not everyone who says to Me, r 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who s does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we t not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 "And u then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; v depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Build Your House on the Rock

24 "Therefore w whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."

The Authority of Jesus

28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that x the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 y for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 7:1 - 5
    Judge not, that you be not judged.
    Luke 6:37
    Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
    Romans 14:3
    Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
    1 Corinthians 4:3
    But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.
    1 Corinthians 4:4
    For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Mark 4:24
    Then He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
    Luke 6:38
    "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
  3. Cross References
    Luke 6:41
    And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 9:7
    He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
    Proverbs 9:8
    Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
    Acts 13:45
    But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 21:22
    "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believi...
    Mark 11:24
    Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask...
    Luke 11:9 - 13
    So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to y...
    Luke 18:1 - 8
    Then He spoke a parable to them, that men alway...
    John 15:7
    If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ...
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,...
    James 1:6
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for...
    1 John 3:22
    And whatever we ask we receive from Him, becaus...
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 8:17
    I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.
    Jeremiah 29:12
    Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 11:11
    If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 6:5
    Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man wa...
    Genesis 8:21
    And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the...
    Psalms 84:11
    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD ...
    Isaiah 63:7
    I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD...
    Romans 8:32
    He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered...
    James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from ...
    1 John 3:1
    Behold what manner of love the Father has besto...
  9. Cross References
    Luke 6:31
    And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 22:40
    "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
    Romans 13:8
    Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
    Galatians 5:14
    For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    1 Timothy 1:5
    Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
  11. Cross References
    Luke 13:24
    Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:3
    You shall not listen to the words of that proph...
    Jeremiah 23:16
    Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Do not listen to ...
    Ezekiel 22:28
    Her prophets plastered them with untempered mor...
    Mark 13:22
    For false christs and false prophets will rise ...
    Luke 6:26
    Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For ...
    Romans 16:17
    Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause ...
    Ephesians 5:6
    Let no one deceive you with empty words, for be...
    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy...
    2 Peter 2:1
    But there were also false prophets among the pe...
    1 John 4:1 - 3
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test ...
  13. Cross References
    Micah 3:5
    Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets Who make my people stray; Who chant "Peace" While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths:
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 7:20
    Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
    Matthew 12:33
    Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
    Luke 6:44
    For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
    James 3:12
    Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
  15. Cross References
    Luke 6:43
    For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 11:19
    But I was like a docile lamb brought to the slaughter; and I did not know that they had devised schemes against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be remembered no more.
    Matthew 12:33
    Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 3:10
    And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
    Luke 3:9
    "And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
    John 15:2
    Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    John 15:6
    If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
  18. Cross References
    Hosea 8:2
    Israel will cry to Me, 'My God, we know You!
    Matthew 25:11
    "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
    Luke 6:46
    But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?
    Acts 19:13
    Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.
  19. Cross References
    Romans 2:13
    (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified.
    James 1:22
    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
  20. Cross References
    Numbers 24:4
    The utterance of him who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Who falls down, with eyes wide open:
  21. Cross References
    Matthew 25:12
    "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
    Luke 13:25
    "When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,'
    2 Timothy 2:19
    Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 5:5
    The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
    Psalms 6:8
    Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
    Matthew 25:41
    Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
    Luke 13:27
    "But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'
  23. Cross References
    Matthew 7:24 - 27
    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
    Luke 6:47 - 49
    Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 13:54
    When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, "Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works?
    Mark 1:22
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
    Mark 6:2
    And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, "Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!
    Luke 4:32
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
    John 7:46
    The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!
  25. Cross References
    John 7:46
    The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!
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