Matthew 7

Authorised Lay Bible

1. Judge ye not, so that ye are not judged.
2. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged. And with what measure ye measure, it shall be measured back against you.
3. Now, why gaze ye at the splint that is in the eye of your brother, but the beam in your own eye, ye perceive not.
4. Or how is it [that] ye say to your brother, “Allow me to remove the splint from your eye.” And see, the beam is in your own eye.
5. Ye hypocrites, remove ye the beam out from your eye, even then shall ye see through clearly to remove the beam from the eye of your brother.
6. Give ye not things that are holy to dogs, neither throw ye those pearls of yours before those [that are] pigs. Otherwise, they shall trample them with those feet of theirs, and they shall turn and break you to pieces.
7. Ask ye, and it shall be given to you. Seek ye, and ye shall find. Knock ye, and it shall open to you.
8. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall open.
9. Or who is there among you, a man, who if his son asks for a loaf, [that] shall not? Shall he give him a stone?
10. And if for a fish he asks, shall he not [give him]. Shall he give to him a serpent?
11. If therefore, ye, who are evil, know [how] to give good gifts to those sons of yours, how much more shall our Father who is in the heavens, give good things to those who ask him.
12. Therefore, all things whatsoever that ye would wish that men do to you, likewise also do ye to them. For this is the law and the prophets.
13. Enter ye through this narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter in through them.
14. Because narrow is the gate, and full of persecution is the way that leads to the divine life, and few there are who find it.
15. But be ye wary of those false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are plundering wolves.
16. By their fruits ye shall recognise them. “Do ye ever gather,” as it is said, “grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?”
17. Even so every good tree yields good fruits. But the corrupt tree yields evil fruits.
18. It is not possible for a good tree to bring forth evil fruits, neither can a rotten tree yield good fruits.
19. Every tree that bears not good fruits shall be cut down, and thrown into fire.
20. Wherefore, from their fruits shall ye recognise them.
21. Not everyone who says to me, “My Lord, my Lord” shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of my Father, the one in the heavens.
22. Many shall say to me in that day, “My Lord, my Lord, was it not in your name we prophesied, and in your name we casted out demons, and in your name wrought many works of power?
23. And then I shall profess to them, that “I never knew you. Depart ye from me, ye workers of lawlessness.”
24. Everyone therefore, who hears these words of mine, and does them, I shall liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.
25. And the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew violently, and beat upon the house, and it fell not. For it was founded upon a rock.
26. And everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.
27. And rain came down and the floods came, and the winds blew violently, and surged against that house of his, and it fell. And the falling of it was great.
28. And it came to be, when Yesous had finished speaking these words [to them], the multitude were amazed at his teachings.
29. For he was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the [religious] scholars.

Started translation 21:44 pm 28th July, 2017. Completed 03:16 am 29th July, 2017.