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11 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and [a]advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and [b]advantageous things to those who [c]keep on asking Him!

12 So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.

13 Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 7:11 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  2. Matthew 7:11 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  3. Matthew 7:11 Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.

11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts(A) to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,(B) for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.(C)

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate.(D) For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

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