Worldwide English (New Testament)
7 Do not judge others, then you will not be judged.
2 The way you judge others, that is the way you will be judged. How much you give to others is how much will be given to you.
3 `Why do you look at the spot of dust in your brother's eye? But you do not see a big stick in your own eye!
4 Why do you say to your brother, "Let me take the dust out of your eye"? And all the time you have that stick in your own eye!
5 You are not true to yourselves! First take the stick out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see to take the dust out of your brother's eye.
6 `Do not give what is holy to dogs. Do not throw your fine stones to pigs. They will walk all over them, and then turn and hurt you.'
7 `Ask, and you will get what you ask for. Look, and you will find what you look for. Knock, and the door will be opened for you.
8 Everyone who asks will get. The one who looks will find. And the one who knocks will have the door opened for him.
9 `If your son asks for bread, will any of you give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will you give him a snake?
11 You are wrong, and yet you know how to give good things to your children. Much more, your Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask him.
12 `Do to other people what you want them to do to you. That is what the law and the writings of the prophets say.'
13 `Go in by the small gate. The gate is big and the road is wide that goes to death. Many people go that way.
14 The gate is small and the road is not wide that goes to life. Not many people find it.'
15 `Take care. There are prophets who are not true. They come to you dressed like sheep, but inside they are like wolves, bad animals that kill sheep.
16 You will know them by the things they do. People do not pick fruit like grapes from thistles. They do not pick fruit like figs from thorn trees.
17 In the same way, every good tree has good fruit. But a bad tree has bad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot have bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot have good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not have good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire.
20 So you will know them by the things they do, good or bad fruit.'
21 `Some people say to me, "Lord, Lord". But not all who say that will go into the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do what my Father in heaven wants, will go in.
22 Many people will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not speak in your name? Did we not drive bad spirits out of people in your name? Did we not do big works in your name?"
23 Then I will say to them, "I never knew you. Go away from me! What you do is very wrong!" '
24 `Everyone who hears what I say and obeys me will be like a man who has good sense. He built his house on a rock.
25 It rained hard. The water in the rivers came up high. The winds were strong and beat on the house. But it did not fall down. It was built on a rock.
26 But everyone who hears what I say and does not obey me, will be like a man who has no sense. He built his house on the sand.
27 It rained hard. The water in the rivers came up high. The winds were strong and beat on the house. It fell down with a loud noise!'
28 Jesus finished saying all these things. The people were surprised at his teaching.
29 He taught them as if he had the right to teach them. He did not teach like their scribes.
New International Version
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Ask, Seek, Knock(D)
7 “Ask and it will be given to you;(E) seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;(F) and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 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(G) to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,(H) for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.(I)
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate.(J) For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
True and False Prophets
15 “Watch out for false prophets.(K) They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.(L) 16 By their fruit you will recognize them.(M) Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?(N) 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.(O) 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.(P) 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’(Q) will enter the kingdom of heaven,(R) but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.(S) 22 Many will say to me on that day,(T) ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’(U) 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’(V)
The Wise and Foolish Builders(W)
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice(X) is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”