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Matthew 7:1-29

Judging Others

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

6“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Ask, Seek, Knock

7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

True and False Prophets

15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

True and False Disciples

21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 7:1-29

Atɛnyi

1“Mummmu ntɛn, na afoforo ammu mo ntɛn. 2Nea mode yɛ afoforo no, ɛno ara na wɔde bɛyɛ mo.

3“Adɛn na woma dua ntɛtɛ a ɛda wo nua ani so no haw wo, bere a mpuran a ɛda wo de so no mfa wo ho? 4Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na woatumi aka akyerɛ wo nua se, ‘Ma minyi ntɛtɛ a ɛda wʼani so no mma wo,’ bere a mpuran da wʼani so daa. 5Nyaatwomni! Di kan yi mpuran a ɛda wʼankasa ani so no ansa na woatumi ahu ntɛtɛ a ɛda wo nua ani so no yiye na woayi ama no.

6“Mommfa nea ɛho tew mma akraman. Saa ara nso na monntow mo nhene pa ngu mprako anim! Wobetiatia so, na wɔadan wɔn ho atow ahyɛ mo so.

Bisa, Hwehwɛ, Pem

7“Mummisa, na wɔbɛma mo; monhwehwɛ, na mubehu; mompem, na wobebue mo. 8Na obiara a obisa no, onya. Obiara a ɔhwehwɛ no, ohu; na nea ɔpem no, wobue no.

9“Na hena na ne ba bisa no brodo a ɔbɛma no ɔbo? 10Anaasɛ obisa no nsumnam a ɔbɛma no ɔwɔ? Ɛremma saa da! 11Na sɛ mo a moyɛ abɔnefo mpo nim sɛnea moma mo mma nnepa a, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no mfa nnepa mma ne mma wɔn a wobisa no no? 12Enti sɛnea mmara no ne adiyifo no ka no, ade biara a mopɛ sɛ nnipa nyɛ mma mo no, mo nso monyɛ mma wɔn saa ara.

Ɔpon Ne Ɔkwan Hiahiaa No

13“Ɔkwan teateaa no nko ara so na wubetumi afa akɔ ɔsoro! Ɔkwan a ɛkɔ ɔbonsam kurom no trɛw, na nʼapon nso mu bae ma nnipadɔm a wɔfa so kɔ ɔsɛe mu. 14Ɔpon a wowura mu de kɔ nkwa mu no yɛ hiahiaa na ɔkwan a wɔfa so no nso yɛ teateaa, na nnipa kakraa bi na wohu fa so.

15“Monhwɛ mo ho yiye wɔ atoro akyerɛkyerɛfo a wɔba mo nkyɛn ahobrɛase mu sɛ nguan, nanso wɔyɛ mpataku a wonya mo a, wɔbɛtetew mo pasaa no ho. 16Wɔn nneyɛe na mode behu wɔn, sɛnea mutumi de dua bi aba hu dua ko a ɛyɛ no. Worentumi ntew bobe wɔ nsɔe so; saa ara nso na worentumi ntew borɔdɔma wɔ nnɛnkyɛnse so. 17Dua a ɛwɔ nnyinaso pa no tumi sow aba pa; na dua a enni nnyinaso pa no nso sow aba bɔne. 18Dua pa ntumi nsow aba bɔne; saa ara nso na dua bɔne ntumi nsow aba pa. 19Dua biara a ɛnsow aba pa no, wotwa de gu gya mu hyew no. 20Onipa nneyɛe na ɛma wohu ne suban.

21“Ɛnyɛ obiara a ɔbɔ me din ‘Awurade, Awurade’ no na ɔbɛkɔ ɔsoro ahemman mu. 22Atemmu da no, nnipa pii bɛka akyerɛ me se, ‘Awurade, yɛkaa wo ho asɛm kyerɛɛ afoforo. Yɛnam wo din nso so tuu ahonhommɔne, san yɛɛ anwonwade, ahorow.’ 23Na mabua wɔn se, ‘Minnim mo da. Mumfi me so nkɔ, nnebɔneyɛfo!’

24“Wɔn a wotie nea meka, na wodi so no te sɛ onyansafo a osi ne dan si ɔbotan so. 25Osu tɔe, na osuframa bɔe, na nsu yirii, na emu biara kaa ɔdan no nanso ammu da, efisɛ wosi sii ɔbotan so. 26Nanso wɔn a wotie nea meka na wonni so no te sɛ ɔkwasea bi a osii ne dan sii nwea so. 27Osu tɔe, na osuframa bɔe, na nsu yirii, na emu biara kaa ɔdan no. Na edwiriw guu fam, bubuu pasaa.”

28Yesu asɛnka no maa nnipadɔm a wotiee no no nyinaa ho dwiriw wɔn, 29efisɛ ɔkyerɛkyerɛɛ te sɛ obi a okura tumi, na ne nkyerɛkyerɛ no nte sɛ nea Kyerɛwsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfo no kyerɛ no.