1 Judge not, that you may not be judged yourselves; 2 for as you judge so you will be judged, and the measure you deal out to others will be dealt out to yourselves. 3 Why do you note the splinter in your brother's eye and fail to see the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take out the splinter from your eye,' when there lies the plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite! take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see properly how to take the splinter out of your brother's eye. 6 Do not give dogs what is sacred and do not throw pearls before swine, in case they trample them under foot and turn to gore you.
7 Ask and the gift will be yours, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open to you; 8 for every one who asks receives, the seeker finds, the door is opened to anyone who knocks. 9 Why, which of you, when asked by his son for a loaf, will hand him a stone? 10 Or, if he asks a fish, will you hand him a serpent? 11 Well, if for all your evil you know to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him? 12 Well then, whatever you would like men to do to you, do just the same to them; that is the meaning of the Law and the prophets.
13 Enter by the narrow gate: for [the gate] is broad and the road is wide that leads to destruction, and many enter that way. 14 But the road that leads to life is both narrow and close, and there are few who find it.
15 Beware of false prophets; they come to you with the garb of sheep but at heart they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruit; do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? No, 17 every good tree bears sound fruit, but a rotten tree bears bad fruit; 18 a good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot bear sound fruit. 19 [Relocated to follow vs 20] Any tree that does not produce sound fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So you will know them by their fruit.
21 It is not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord!', who will get into the Realm of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to me at that Day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? did we not cast out daemons in your name? did we not perform many miracles in your name?' 23 Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from my presence, you workers of iniquity.'
24 Now, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts upon them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain came down, the floods rose, the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, for it was founded on rock. 26 And everyone who listens to these words of mine and does not act upon them will be like a stupid man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the floods rose, the winds blew and beat upon that house, and down it fell ??with a mighty crash."