1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For 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? 4 How 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? 5 You 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. 8 For 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? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If 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! 12 So 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. 14 But 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. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, 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. 22 Many 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?’ 23 Then 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. 25 The 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. 26 But 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
1 Usihukumu ili na wewe usihukumiwe. 2 Kwa maana hukumu uta kayotamka juu ya wenzako ndio itakayotumiwa kukuhukumu, na kipimo utakachotoa ndicho utakachopokea. 3 Kwa nini unaangalia kijiti kidogo kilichomo katika jicho la ndugu yako na wala huoni pande la mti lililoko jichoni mwako? 4 Au unawezaje kumwambia ndugu yako, ‘Hebu nikutoe uchafu jichoni mwako,’ wakati jichoni mwako mna pande kubwa? 5 Mnafiki wewe! Toa kwanza pande lililoko jichoni mwako, ndipo utaweza kuona vema, upate kukitoa kipande kilichoko ndani ya jicho la ndugu yako.
6 “Msiwape mbwa vitu vitakatifu; na msitupe lulu zenu mbele ya nguruwe wasije wakazikanyaga kanyaga na halafu wawageukie na kuwashambulia.”
Omba, Tafuta, Bisha Hodi
7 “Ombeni nanyi mtapewa. Tafuteni nanyi mtapata; bisheni hodi nanyi mtafunguliwa mlango. 8 Kwa sababu kila aombaye hupewa; naye atafutaye hupata; na abishaye hodi atafunguliwa mlango.
9 “Au ni nani kati yenu ambaye kama mwanae akimwomba mkate atampa jiwe? 10 Au akimwomba samaki atampa nyoka? 11 Ikiwa ninyi mlio waovu mnafahamu jinsi ya kuwapa watoto wenu zawadi nzuri, ni mara ngapi zaidi Baba yenu wa mbinguni atawapa vitu vizuri wale wamwombao? 12 Kwa hiyo cho chote ambacho ungependa watu wakutendee, na wewe watendee vivyo hivyo. Hii ndio maana ya sheria ya Musa na Maandiko ya manabii.”
Njia Nyembamba Na Njia Pana
13 “Ingieni kwa kupitia mlango mwembamba; kwa maana mlango mpana na njia rahisi huelekea kwenye maangamizo, na watu wanaopitia huko ni wengi. 14 Lakini mlango mwembamba na njia ngumu huelekea kwenye uzima, na ni wachache tu wanaoiona.”
Manabii Wa Uongo
15 “Jihadharini na manabii wa uongo wanaowajia wakiwa wamevaa ngozi ya kondoo, kumbe ndani ni mbwa mwitu wakali. 16 Mtawatambua kwa matunda yao. Je, unaweza kuchuma zabibu kwenye miiba au tini kwenye michongoma? 17 Vivyo hivyo mti mzuri huzaa matunda mazuri na mti mbaya huzaa matunda mabaya. 18 Mti mzuri hauwezi kuzaa matunda mabaya na mti mbaya hauwezi kuzaa matunda mazuri. 19 Kila mti usiozaa matunda mazuri hukatwa katwa na kutupwa motoni. 20 Hivyo, mtawatambua kwa matunda yao.”
Mfuasi Wa Kweli
21 “Si kila mtu anayesema, ‘Bwana, Bwana,’ ambaye ataingia katika Ufalme wa mbinguni ila ni wale wanaofanya mapenzi ya Baba yangu aliye mbinguni. 22 Siku ile itakapofika wengi wata niambia, ‘Bwana, Bwana, hatukutoa unabii na kufukuza pepo kwa jina lako; na kufanya miujiza mingi ya ajabu kwa jina lako?’ 23 Ndipo nitawaambia wazi, ‘Sikuwafahamu kamwe. Ondokeni kwangu ninyi watenda maovu!’
Nyumba Iliyojengwa Kwenye Mwamba
24 “Basi, kila anayesikiliza haya maneno yangu na kuyate keleza, atafanana na mtu mwenye busara aliyejenga nyumba yake kwenye mwamba. 25 Mvua ikanyesha, mafuriko yakaja na upepo uka vuma ukaipiga nyumba hiyo, lakini haikuanguka kwa sababu ili jengwa kwenye msingi imara juu ya mwamba. 26 Na kila anayesikia haya maneno yangu asiyafuate, atafanana na mtu mjinga aliyejenga nyumba yake kwenye mchanga. 27 Mvua ikanyesha, yakatokea mafu riko, na upepo ukavuma ukaipiga hiyo nyumba, nayo ikaanguka kwa kishindo kikubwa.” 28 Na Yesu alipomaliza kusema maneno haya, umati wa watu waliomsikiliza walishangaa sana, 29 kwa sababu alifundisha kama mtu mwenye mamlaka, na si kama walimu wao wa sheria.