Thematic Bible

Matthew 7:1 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:2 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:3 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:4 (show verse)

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?

Matthew 7:5 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:6 (show verse)

"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.

Matthew 7:7 (show verse)

"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.

Matthew 7:8 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:9 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:10 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:11 (show verse)

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?

Matthew 7:12 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:13 (show verse)

"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].

Matthew 7:14 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:15 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:16 (show verse)

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?

Matthew 7:17 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:18 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:19 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:20 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:21 (show verse)

"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.

Matthew 7:22 (show verse)

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?'

Matthew 7:23 (show verse)

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.'

Matthew 7:24 (show verse)

"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.

Matthew 7:25 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:26 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 7:27 (show verse)

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."

Matthew 7:28 (show verse)

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

Matthew 7:29 (show verse)

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