20 So then, you will [a]know them (A)by their fruits.

21 (B)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 (C)Many will say to Me on (D)that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [b]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; (E)leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

The Two Foundations

24 “Therefore, (F)everyone who hears these words of Mine, and [c]acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the [d]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 [e]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the [f]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was great.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 7:20 Or recognize
  2. Matthew 7:22 Or works of power
  3. Matthew 7:24 Lit does them
  4. Matthew 7:25 Lit rivers
  5. Matthew 7:26 Lit do them
  6. Matthew 7:27 Lit rivers

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