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39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?(A) 40 A disciple is not above the teacher, but every disciple who is fully qualified will be like the teacher.(B) 41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye but do not notice the log in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
A Tree and Its Fruit
43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit;(C) 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a bramble bush.(D) 45 The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil, for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.(E)
The Two Foundations
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?(F) 47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them.(G) 48 That one is like a man building a house who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built.[a] 49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it quickly collapsed, and great was the ruin of that house.”Read full chapter
- 6.48 Other ancient authorities read founded upon the rock
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