The Sermon On The Mount: On Judging Others

1 "Stop criticizing others, so that you may not be criticized 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 exactly as you criticize others, you will be criticized, and in accordance with the measure that you give to others, it will be measured back to 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 Why do you keep watching the tiny speck in your brother's eye, but pay no attention to the girder in your own?

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 How can you say to your brother, 'Let me get that tiny speck out of your eye,' while all the time there is a girder in your own?

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, first get the girder out of your own eye, and then you can see well enough to get the tiny speck 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 "You must never give the things that are sacred to dogs, and you must never throw your pearls before hogs, for fear they might trample them under their feet and turn and tear you to pieces.

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 "Keep on asking, and the gift will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and the door will open 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 everyone who keeps on asking, receives, and everyone who keeps on seeking, finds, and to the one who keeps on knocking, the door will open.

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 What human father among you, when his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

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

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 So if you, in spite of your being bad, know how to give your children what is good, how much more surely will your heavenly Father give what is good to those who keep on asking 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 Then you must practice dealing with others as you would like for them to deal with you, for this is the summing up of the law 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 "Go in by the narrow gate, for broad and roomy is the road that leads to destruction, and many are going in by it.

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 narrow is the gate and hard is the road that leads to life, and few are they that find it.

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 false prophets, who come to you under the guise of sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.

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 must recognize them by their fruits. People do not pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they?

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 So any healthy tree bears good fruit and a sickly tree bears poor 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 bear poor fruit, and a sickly tree cannot bear good 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 Any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and burned up.

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 So you must recognize them by their fruits.

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 everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will get into the kingdom of heaven, but only those who practice doing the will of my Father in heaven.

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 will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, was it not in your name that we prophesied, and in your name that we drove out demons, and in your name that we did many wonder-works?'

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 say to them openly, 'I never knew you at all. Go away from me, you who practiced doing wrong.'

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 "So everyone who listens to my words and practices their teaching, will be like a prudent man who built his house on a rocky foundation.

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 And the rain fell, and the rivers rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not fall, for its pillars had been laid on a rocky foundation.

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 anyone who listens to my words and does not practice their teaching, will be like an imprudent man who built his house on 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 rain fell, and the rivers rose, and the wind blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and the wreck of it was complete."

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 When Jesus had closed this address, the result was that the crowds were dumbfounded 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 was teaching them as one who had authority to teach, and not as their scribes did.

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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