Matthew 7:1-29, NLT
Do Not Judge Others
1“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
3“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye*7:3 Greek your brother’s eye; also in 7:5. when you have a log in your own?
6“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy.*7:6 Greek Don’t give the sacred to dogs. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
7“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
9“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?
The Golden Rule
12“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
The Narrow Gate
13“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell*7:13 Greek The road that leads to destruction. is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
The Tree and Its Fruit
15“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.
21“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
Building on a Solid Foundation
24“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,