Christ ending his sermon in the mount, reproveth rash judgment,
Matthew 7:1 Ivdge not, þt ye be not iudged. Matthew 7:2 For as ye iudge so, shall ye be iudged. And with what measur ye meate, with þe same shal it be measured to you agayne. Matthew 7:3 Why seiste thou a moote in thy brothers eye, & perceyuest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? Matthew 7:4 Or why saist thou to thy brother: suffer me to plucke out the moote out of thyne eye, & beholde a beame is in thyne owne eye? Matthew 7:5 Hypocrite, first caste out the beame out of thyne owne eye, and then shalte thou se clearelye to plucke out the moote out of thy brothers eye.
forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs,
Matthew 7:6 Geue not that whiche is holye, to dogges nether cast ye your pearles before swyne, lest they treade them vnder theyr feete, and the other tourne agayne and al to rent you.
exhorteth to prayer,
Matthew 7:7 Axe and it shalbe geuen you. Seke and ye shall fynde. Knocke & it shalbe opened vnto you. Matthew 7:8 For whosoeuer axeth receyueth, and he that seketh fyndethe, and to hym that knocketh, it shalbe opened. Matthew 7:9 Ys there any man amonge you whiche if his sonne axed hym bread, would offer him a stone? Matthew 7:10 Or if he axed fyshe, woulde he profer him a serpente? Matthew 7:11 Yf ye then whyche are euyll, can geue to youre chyldren good gyftes: howe muche more shall your father whiche is in heauen, geue good thinges to them that axe hym? Matthew 7:12 Therfore whatsoeuer ye woulde that men shoulde do to you, euen so do ye to them. Thys is the lawe and the Prophetes.
to enter in at the strait gate,
Matthew 7:13 Enter in at the strayte gate: for wide is the gate and broade is the way that leadeth to destruction: and many there be whiche go in therat. Matthew 7:14 But strayt is the gate, and narrowe is the waye which leadeth vnto lyfe: & feawe there be that fynde it.
to beware of false prophets,
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false Prophetes, whiche come to you in shepes clothing, but inwardly they are rauenynge wolues. Matthew 7:16 Ye shall knowe them by their fruites. Do men gaddre grapes of thornes? or figges of bryers? Matthew 7:17 Euen so euery good tre bryngeth forth good fruite. But a corrupt tree, bringeth forth euyll fruyte. Matthew 7:18 A good tree can not bringe forthe bad fruyte: nor yet a bad tree can bringe forth good fruite. Matthew 7:19 Euery tree that bryngeth not forthe good fruite shalbe hewen downe, and cast into the fyre. Matthew 7:20 Wherfore by theyr fruytes ye shal knowe them.
not to be hearers, but doers of the Word:
Matthew 7:21 Not al they that saye vnto me, Maister Maister, shal enter into the kingdome of heauen: but he that doeth my fathers will which is in heauen. Matthew 7:22 Many will saye to me in that daye: Maister, maister, haue we not in thy name prophesied? And in thy name haue cast out deuylles? And in thy name haue done many miracles? Matthew 7:23 And then will I knowledge vnto them, that I neuer knewe them. Departe from me, ye workers of iniquitie.
like houses builded on a rock,
Matthew 7:24 Whosoeuer heareth of me these sayinges and doethe the same, I wyll lyken hym vnto a wyse man which buylt hys housse on a rocke Matthew 7:25 and aboundaunce of rayne descended, and the flouddes came, and the windes blew and bet vpon that same housse, and it fell not because it was grounded on the rocke.
and not on the sand.
Matthew 7:26 And whosoeuer heareth of me these sayinges and doeth them not, shalbe lykened vnto a folyshe man whyche buylt hys housse vpon the sande Matthew 7:27 and abundance of rayne descended, and the floudes came, and the wyndes blewe and bet vpon that housse, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:28 And it came to passe, that when Iesus had ended these saynges, þe people were astonyed at his doctrine. Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as one hauing power, and not as the Scribes.