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.
(Luka 6:37-38, 41-42)
17:1 1Kor 5:12; Yak 4:11-12“Usihukumu ili usije ukahukumiwa. 27:2 Lk 6:38; Rum 2:1Kwa maana jinsi unavyowahukumu wengine, ndivyo utakavyohukumiwa, na kwa kipimo kile upimiacho, ndicho utakachopimiwa.
37:3 Lk 6:41, 42“Mbona unatazama kibanzi kilicho ndani ya jicho la ndugu yako, na wala huoni boriti iliyo ndani ya jicho lako mwenyewe? 4Au unawezaje kumwambia ndugu yako, ‘Acha nitoe kibanzi kwenye jicho lako,’ wakati kuna boriti kwenye jicho lako mwenyewe? 5Ewe mnafiki, ondoa boriti ndani ya jicho lako kwanza, ndipo utaweza kuona dhahiri jinsi ya kuondoa kibanzi kilicho ndani ya jicho la ndugu yako.
67:6 Mt 9:7, 8; 23:9; Mdo 13:13, 45, 46; Mt 10:11“Msiwape mbwa vitu vilivyo vitakatifu; wala msitupie nguruwe lulu zenu. Kama mkifanya hivyo, watazikanyagakanyaga na kisha watawageukia na kuwararua vipande vipande.
Omba, Tafuta, Bisha
77:7 1Fal 3:5; Mk 11:24; Yer 29:13-14“Ombeni nanyi mtapewa; tafuteni nanyi mtapata; bisheni nanyi mtafunguliwa mlango. 87:8 Mit 8:17; 29:12-13Kwa kuwa kila aombaye hupewa; naye kila atafutaye hupata; na kila abishaye hufunguliwa mlango.
9“Au ni nani miongoni mwenu ambaye mwanawe akimwomba mkate atampa jiwe? 10Au mwanawe akimwomba samaki atampa nyoka? 117:11 Yak 1:17Ikiwa ninyi basi mlio waovu mnajua kuwapa watoto wenu vitu vizuri, si zaidi sana Baba yenu aliye mbinguni atawapa vitu vizuri wale wamwombao? 127:12 Lk 6:31; Rum 13:8-10; Gal 5:14Kwa hiyo chochote mnachotaka mtendewe na watu, ninyi nanyi watendeeni vivyo hivyo. Kwa kuwa hii ndiyo Sheria na Manabii.
Njia Nyembamba Na Njia Pana
137:13 Lk 13:24; Yn 10:7-9“Ingieni kupitia mlango mwembamba, kwa maana lango ni pana na njia ni pana ielekeayo upotevuni, nao ni wengi waingiao kwa kupitia lango hilo. 147:14 Mt 19:24; Mdo 14:22Lakini mlango ni mwembamba na njia ni finyu ielekeayo kwenye uzima, nao ni wachache tu waionao.
Mti Na Tunda Lake
157:15 Yer 23:16; Mk 13:22; Eze 22:27; Mdo 20:29; Isa 1:23“Jihadharini na manabii wa uongo, wanaowajia wakiwa wamevaa mavazi ya kondoo, lakini ndani ni mbwa mwitu wakali. 167:16 Mt 12:33; Lk 6:44Mtawatambua kwa matunda yao. Je, watu huchuma zabibu kwenye miiba, au tini kwenye michongoma? 177:17 Mt 12:33Vivyo hivyo, mti mwema huzaa matunda mazuri, na mti mbaya huzaa matunda mabaya. 187:18 Lk 6:43Mti mwema hauwezi kuzaa matunda mabaya, wala mti mbaya hauwezi kuzaa matunda mazuri. 197:19 Mt 3:10Kila mti usiozaa matunda mazuri hukatwa na kutupwa motoni. 20Hivyo, mtawatambua kwa matunda yao.
Mwanafunzi Wa Kweli
217:21 Hos 8:2; Yn 13:13; Yak 1:22; 1Yn 3:18; Rum 2:13“Si kila mtu aniambiaye, ‘Bwana, Bwana,’ atakayeingia katika Ufalme wa Mbinguni, bali ni yeye afanyaye mapenzi ya Baba yangu aliye mbinguni. 227:22 Mt 10:15; Lk 10:20; Mdo 19:13Wengi wataniambia siku ile, ‘Bwana, Bwana, hatukutoa unabii kwa jina lako, na kwa jina lako kutoa pepo wachafu na kufanya miujiza mingi?’ 237:23 Za 6:8; Lk 13:25-27Ndipo nitakapowaambia wazi, ‘Sikuwajua kamwe. Ondokeni kwangu, ninyi watenda maovu!’
Msikiaji Na Mtendaji
247:24 Mt 7:21; Yak 1:22-25“Kwa hiyo kila mtu ayasikiaye haya maneno yangu na kuyatenda, ni kama mtu mwenye busara aliyejenga nyumba yake kwenye mwamba. 25Mvua ikanyesha, mafuriko yakaja, na upepo ukavuma ukaipiga hiyo nyumba. Lakini haikuanguka; kwa sababu msingi wake ulikuwa kwenye mwamba. 26Naye kila anayesikia haya maneno yangu wala asiyatende, ni kama mtu mjinga aliyejenga nyumba yake kwenye mchanga. 277:27 Eze 13:10, 11Mvua ikanyesha, mafuriko yakaja, nao upepo ukavuma ukaipiga hiyo nyumba, nayo ikaanguka kwa kishindo kikubwa.”
287:28 Mt 19:1; 26:1; Mk 11:18; Yn 7:46Yesu alipomaliza kusema maneno haya, makutano ya watu wakashangazwa sana na mafundisho yake, 297:29 Yn 7:46kwa sababu alifundisha kama yeye aliye na mamlaka, wala si kama walimu wao wa sheria.