The Sermon On The Mount: On Judging Others

1 "Do not pass [condemning] judgment [on other people] so that you do not receive such judgment [on yourselves].

1 (A)Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

1 “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.(A)

1 "Stop judging, so that you won't be judged,

2 For the way you judge [other people] is the way you [yourselves] will be judged. And the standard you use [for dealing] with others is the standard that they [and God] will use on you.

2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and (a)(B)by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

2 For with the judgment you use,(a) you will be judged, and with the measure you use,(b) it will be measured to you.(B)

2 because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others.

3 And why do you look for the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye but ignore the board in your own eye?

3 Why do you (C)look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

3 Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye?(C)

3 "Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

4 Or, how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take that speck of sawdust out of your eye,' while there is a board in your own eye?

4 (D)Or how (b)can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a log in your eye?

4 Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when the beam is in your own eye?

5 You hypocrite, take the board out of your own eye first; and then you will be able to see clearly enough to take the speck of sawdust out of your brother's 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.

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

5 Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

Don'T Throw Pearls To Pigs

6 "Do not offer sacred things to dogs, and do not throw your pearls in front of [wild] pigs [i.e., to those who will not appreciate them], because they will probably trample on them with their feet and then turn around and attack you.

6 (E)Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

6 Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs,(D) or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

6 "Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."

The Sermon On The Mount: Ask, Seek, Knock

7 "Ask [God for something] and it will be given to you; look [to God for something] and you will find it; knock [on the door of opportunity] and it will be opened up to you.

7 (c)(F)Ask, and (G)it will be given to you; (d)seek, and you will find; (e)knock, and it will be opened to you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

7 “Keep asking,(c)(E) and it will be given to you.(F) Keep searching,(d) and you will find. Keep knocking,(e) and the door(f) will be opened to you.

7 "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.

8 For every person who asks will [certainly] receive; and the one who looks will [certainly] find; and to the person who knocks, the door will [certainly] be opened.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds,(G) and to the one who knocks, the door(g) will be opened.

8 Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

9 Or, what person among you would give his son a stone if he asked you for a piece of bread?

9 Or what man is there among you (f)who, when his son asks for a loaf, (g)will give him a stone?

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

9 What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

9 "There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there?

10 Or who would give him a snake if he asked you for a fish?

10 Or (h)if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, he wouldn't give him a snake, would he?

11 If then you know how to give good gifts to your children, even though you are sinful [human beings], how much more [likely] is it that your Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask Him?

11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, (H)how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

11 If you then, who are evil,(H) know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

11 So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who keep on asking him!

The Golden Rule

12 Therefore, everything that you would like people to do to you, do [these things] to them also. For this is [what is required by] the law of Moses and the prophets.

12 “In everything, (I)therefore, (i)treat people the same way you want (j)them to treat you, for (J)this is the Law and the Prophets.

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

12 Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them—this is the Law and the Prophets.(h)(I)

12 Therefore, whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them, because this summarizes the Law and the Prophets."

The Sermon On The Mount: The Narrow Gate

13 "You should enter [God's kingdom] by means of the narrow door, for the wide door and the broad road are the ones that lead to [spiritual and physical] destruction. And many people will enter [that wide door].

13 (K)Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

13 “Enter through the narrow gate.(J) For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction,(K) and there are many who go through it.

13 "Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

14 But the door that is narrow and the road that is restricted lead to [spiritual] life and [only] a few people will find them.

14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

14 How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!"

The Sermon On The Mount: Recognizing False Prophets

15 "Look out for deceiving prophets, who approach you wearing sheep's clothing, but who are [actually] starving wolves in their hearts.

15 “Beware of the (L)false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are (M)ravenous wolves.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

15 “Beware of false prophets(L) who come to you in sheep’s(M) clothing(N) but inwardly are ravaging wolves.(O)

15 "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.

16 You can recognize them by their fruit [i.e., by what their lives produce]. Do people harvest grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistle weeds?

16 You will (k)(N)know them by their fruits. (l)Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit.(P) Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?(Q)

16 You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren't gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?

17 In a similar way, every healthy tree produces wholesome fruit; but a diseased tree produces [only] bad fruit.

17 So (O)every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.

17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit.

18 A healthy tree cannot produce bad fruit and neither can a diseased tree produce wholesome fruit.

18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not produce wholesome fruit should be chopped down and thrown into the fire.

19 (P)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.(R)

19 Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire.

20 Therefore, you will recognize them [i.e., prophets] by their fruit [i.e., by what their lives produce].

20 So then, you will (m)know them (Q)by their fruits.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.(S)

20 So by their fruit you will know them."

The Sermon On The Mount: False Followers

21 "Not every person who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but [only] that person who does what my Father in heaven requires.

21 (R)Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,(T) but only the one who does the will(U) of My Father in heaven.(V)

21 "Not everyone who keeps saying to me, "Lord, Lord,' will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.

22 Many persons will say to me on the [judgment] day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by [the authority of] your name, and drive out evil spirits and perform many powerful [supernatural] deeds by your name?'

22 (S)Many will say to Me on (T)that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many (n)miracles?’

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

22 On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons(W) in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’(X)

22 Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn't we?'

23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never acknowledged you [as my people]; go away from me, you people who have done sinful things.'

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; (U)depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!(i)(Y)(j)

23 Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!'"

The Sermon On The Mount: Two Houses And Two Foundations

24 "Every person therefore, who hears these words of mine and obeys them will be like the sensible person who built his house on a [foundation of] rock.

24 “Therefore (V)everyone who hears these words of Mine and (o)acts on them, (p)may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

24 “Therefore,(Z) everyone who hears these words(AA) of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.

24 "Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

25 The [heavy] rains came down and the flood waters rose and the winds blew and beat down on that house, but it did not collapse, for it was [built] on a foundation of rock.

25 And the rain fell, and the (q)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.

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.

25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation was on the rock.

26 And every person who hears these words of mine but does not obey them will be like the foolish person who built his house on [a foundation of] sand.

26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not (r)act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

26 "Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

27 And the [heavy] rains came down and the flood waters rose and the winds blew and struck against that house [until] it collapsed with a terrible crash."

27 The rain fell, and the (s)floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

27 The rain fell, the floods came, the winds blew and battered that house, and it collapsed and its collapse was total."

The Sermon On The Mount: Response

28 And so it happened when Jesus had finished [speaking] these words, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,

28 (t)(W)When Jesus had finished these words, (X)the crowds were amazed at His teaching;

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

28 When Jesus had finished this sermon,(k)(AB) the crowds were astonished at His teaching,(AC)

28 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, the crowds were utterly amazed at his teaching,

29 for he taught like a person who had authority, instead of like their experts in the law of Moses.

29 for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

29 because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

29 because he was teaching them like a person who had authority, and not like their scribes.

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