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26 (A)Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. (B)Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his (C)span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, (D)even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, (E)O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For (F)the Gentiles seek after all these things, and (G)your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But (H)seek first (I)the kingdom of God and his righteousness, (J)and all these things will be added to you.
34 (K)“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
7 (L)“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 (M)For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and (N)with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but (O)do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Ask, and It Will Be Given
7 (S)“Ask, (T)and it will be given to you; (U)seek, and you will find; (V)knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for (W)bread, will give him (X)a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, (Y)who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will (Z)your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
The Golden Rule
13 (AC)“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[b] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and (AD)the way is hard that leads to life, and (AE)those who find it are few.
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 (AF)“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are (AG)ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them (AH)by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, (AI)every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 (AJ)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them (AK)by their fruits.
I Never Knew You
21 (AL)“Not everyone who (AM)says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will (AN)enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who (AO)does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 (AP)On that day (AQ)many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not (AR)prophesy in your name, and cast out demons (AS)in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 (AT)And then will I declare to them, ‘I (AU)never knew you; (AV)depart from me, (AW)you workers of lawlessness.’
Build Your House on the Rock
24 (AX)“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like (AY)a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like (AZ)a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”