Matthew 18:32-35New American Standard Bible (NASB)
32 Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.33 Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’34 And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.35 My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from [a]your heart.”
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; [a]pardon, and you will be pardoned.38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [b]pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
39 And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?40 A [c]pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will [d]be like his teacher.41 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.43 For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, [e]on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush.45 The good man out of the good [f]treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from [g]that which fills his heart.
Builders and Foundations
46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?47 Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and [h]acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:48 he is like a man building a house, who [i]dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the [j]torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the [k]torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”
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