Judging Others

(A)Do not [a]judge, so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [b](B)by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you (C)look at the [c]speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (D)Or how [d]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the [e]speck out of your eye,’ and look, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the [f]speck out of your brother’s eye!

(E)Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Prayer and the Golden Rule

[g](F)Ask, and (G)it will be given to you; [h]seek, and you will find; [i]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what person is there among you [j]who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, [k]will give him a stone? 10 Or [l]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 So if you, despite being [m]evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, (H)how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

12 “In everything, (I)therefore, [n]treat people the same way you want [o]them to treat you, for (J)this is the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 (K)Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of the (L)false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are (M)ravenous wolves. 16 You will [p](N)know them by their fruits. [q]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So (O)every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 (P)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will [r]know them (Q)by their fruits.

21 (R)Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 (S)Many will say to Me on (T)that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [s]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; (U)leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

The Two Foundations

24 “Therefore, (V)everyone who hears these words of Mine, and [t]acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the [u]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not [v]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the [w]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was great.”

28 [x](W)When Jesus had finished these words, (X)the crowds were amazed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Jesus Cleanses a Man with Leprosy

When [y]Jesus came down from the mountain, [z]large crowds followed Him. And (Y)a man with [aa]leprosy came to Him and [ab](Z)bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” [ac]Jesus reached out with His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his (AA)leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus *said to him, (AB)See that you tell no one; but (AC)go, (AD)show yourself to the priest and present the [ad]offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

The Centurion’s Faith

And (AE)when [ae]Jesus entered Capernaum, a [af]centurion came to Him, begging Him, and saying, “[ag]Lord, my [ah]servant is lying (AF)paralyzed at home, terribly tormented.” Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “[ai]Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just [aj]say the word, and my [ak]servant will be healed. For I also am a man under (AG)authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 10 Now when Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith [al]with anyone in Israel. 11 And I say to you that many (AH)will come from east and west, and [am]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but (AI)the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into (AJ)the outer darkness; in that place (AK)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [an]it shall be done for you (AL)as you have believed.” And the [ao]servant was healed at that very [ap]moment.

Peter’s Mother-in-law and Many Others Healed

14 (AM)When Jesus came into Peter’s [aq]home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. 15 And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and [ar]waited on Him. 16 Now when evening came, they brought to Him many (AN)who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and (AO)healed all who were ill. 17 This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled: “(AP)He Himself took our illnesses and [as]carried away our diseases.”

Discipleship Tested

18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, (AQ)He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. 19 (AR)Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20 And Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the sky have nests, but (AS)the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 21 And another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus *said to him, (AT)Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 (AU)When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And behold, a [at]violent storm developed on the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. 25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “(AV)Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He *said to them, “Why are you [au]afraid, (AW)you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and [av]it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jesus Sends Demons into Pigs

28 (AX)And when He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two (AY)demon-possessed men confronted Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. 29 And they cried out, saying, “[aw](AZ)What business do You have with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before [ax]the time?” 30 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding at a distance from them. 31 And the demons begged Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” 32 And He said to them, “Go!” And they came out and went into the pigs; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and [ay]drowned in the waters. 33 And the herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, [az]including what had happened to the (BA)demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, (BB)they pleaded with Him to leave their region.

A Paralyzed Man Healed

Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee and came to (BC)His own city.

(BD)And they brought to Him a (BE)paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man who was paralyzed, (BF)Take courage, [ba]son; (BG)your sins are forgiven.” And some of the scribes said [bb]to themselves, “This man is (BH)blaspheming!” And Jesus, (BI)perceiving their thoughts, said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘(BJ)Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so that you may know that (BK)the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the (BL)paralyzed man, “Get up, pick up your stretcher and go home.” And he got up and [bc]went home. But when the crowds saw this, they were [bd]awestruck, and they (BM)glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Matthew Called

(BN)As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called (BO)Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He *said to him, (BP)Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.

10 Then it happened that as [be]Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [bf]sinners came and began dining with Jesus and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “(BQ)Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not (BR)those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Now go and learn [bg](BS)what this means: ‘(BT)I desire [bh]compassion, [bi]rather than sacrifice,’ for (BU)I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Question about Fasting

14 Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and (BV)the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “The [bj]attendants of the groom cannot mourn as long as the groom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16 But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for [bk]the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. 17 Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Miracles of Healing

18 (BW)While He was saying these things to them, behold, [bl]a synagogue [bm]official came and [bn](BX)bowed down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will become alive again.” 19 Jesus got up from the table and began to accompany him, along with His disciples.

20 And behold, a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind Him, and touched (BY)the [bo]border of His [bp]cloak; 21 for she was [bq]saying [br]to herself, “If I only (BZ)touch His cloak, I will [bs]get well.” 22 But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, “Daughter, (CA)take courage; (CB)your faith has [bt]made you well.” And [bu]at once the woman was [bv]made well.

23 When Jesus came into the [bw]official’s house and saw (CC)the flute players and the crowd in noisy disorder, 24 He said, “Leave; for the girl (CD)has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him. 25 But (CE)when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and (CF)took her by the hand, and the girl [bx]got up. 26 And (CG)this news spread throughout that land.

27 As Jesus went on from there, two men who were blind followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, (CH)Son of David!” 28 And after He entered the house, the men who were blind came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They *said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, [by]It shall be done for you (CI)according to your faith.” 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus (CJ)sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows about this!” 31 But they went out and (CK)spread the news about Him throughout that land.

32 And as they were going out, behold, (CL)a (CM)demon-possessed man who was unable to speak [bz]was brought to Him. 33 And after the demon was cast out, the man who was previously unable to speak talked; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “(CN)Nothing like this has ever [ca]been seen in Israel.” 34 But the Pharisees were saying, “He (CO)casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”

35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, (CP)teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

36 (CQ)Seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them, (CR)because they were [cb]distressed and downcast, like sheep [cc]without a shepherd. 37 Then He *said to His disciples, (CS)The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”


  1. Matthew 7:1 I.e., make a habit of judging or have a judgmental attitude
  2. Matthew 7:2 Lit by which measure you measure
  3. Matthew 7:3 Or splinter
  4. Matthew 7:4 Lit will
  5. Matthew 7:4 Or splinter
  6. Matthew 7:5 Or splinter
  7. Matthew 7:7 Or Keep asking
  8. Matthew 7:7 Or keep seeking
  9. Matthew 7:7 Or keep knocking
  10. Matthew 7:9 Lit whom his son will ask
  11. Matthew 7:9 Lit he will not give him a stone, will he?
  12. Matthew 7:10 Lit also will ask
  13. Matthew 7:11 I.e., as sinful mankind
  14. Matthew 7:12 Lit you, too, do so for them
  15. Matthew 7:12 Lit people
  16. Matthew 7:16 Or recognize
  17. Matthew 7:16 Lit They do not gather
  18. Matthew 7:20 Or recognize
  19. Matthew 7:22 Or works of power
  20. Matthew 7:24 Lit does them
  21. Matthew 7:25 Lit rivers
  22. Matthew 7:26 Lit do them
  23. Matthew 7:27 Lit rivers
  24. Matthew 7:28 Lit And it happened when
  25. Matthew 8:1 Lit He
  26. Matthew 8:1 Or many
  27. Matthew 8:2 I.e., leprosy or a serious, unspecified skin disease, and so throughout the ch; see Lev 13
  28. Matthew 8:2 Or worshiped Him
  29. Matthew 8:3 Lit And He
  30. Matthew 8:4 Lit gift
  31. Matthew 8:5 Lit He
  32. Matthew 8:5 I.e., a Roman military officer
  33. Matthew 8:6 Or Sir
  34. Matthew 8:6 Lit boy
  35. Matthew 8:8 Or Sir
  36. Matthew 8:8 Lit say with a word
  37. Matthew 8:8 Lit boy
  38. Matthew 8:10 One early ms not even in Israel
  39. Matthew 8:11 I.e., to dine
  40. Matthew 8:13 Or it is to be done; Gr imperative, i.e., a command
  41. Matthew 8:13 Lit boy
  42. Matthew 8:13 Lit hour
  43. Matthew 8:14 Or house
  44. Matthew 8:15 Or served
  45. Matthew 8:17 Or removed
  46. Matthew 8:24 Lit great
  47. Matthew 8:26 Or cowardly
  48. Matthew 8:26 Lit a great calm occurred
  49. Matthew 8:29 Lit What to us and to you (an ancient idiom)
  50. Matthew 8:29 I.e., the appointed time of judgment
  51. Matthew 8:32 Lit died
  52. Matthew 8:33 Lit and the things of
  53. Matthew 9:2 Lit child
  54. Matthew 9:3 Lit among
  55. Matthew 9:7 Lit departed to his home
  56. Matthew 9:8 Lit afraid
  57. Matthew 9:10 Lit He
  58. Matthew 9:10 I.e., irreligious Jews
  59. Matthew 9:13 Lit what is
  60. Matthew 9:13 Or mercy
  61. Matthew 9:13 Lit and not
  62. Matthew 9:15 Lit sons of the wedding place
  63. Matthew 9:16 Lit that which fills up
  64. Matthew 9:18 Or one
  65. Matthew 9:18 Lit ruler
  66. Matthew 9:18 Or worshiped
  67. Matthew 9:20 Or tassel; i.e., a ritual tassel sewn to corners of garments for Jewish men
  68. Matthew 9:20 Or outer garment
  69. Matthew 9:21 Or thinking
  70. Matthew 9:21 Lit in herself
  71. Matthew 9:21 Lit be saved
  72. Matthew 9:22 Lit saved you
  73. Matthew 9:22 Lit from that hour
  74. Matthew 9:22 Lit saved
  75. Matthew 9:23 Lit ruler’s
  76. Matthew 9:25 Or was raised up
  77. Matthew 9:29 Or it is to be done; Gr imperative, i.e., a command
  78. Matthew 9:32 Lit they brought
  79. Matthew 9:33 Lit appeared
  80. Matthew 9:36 Or weary
  81. Matthew 9:36 Lit not having

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