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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 7:24–29

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The Two Foundations

24 “Therefore, j everyone who hears these words k of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

28 When Jesus had finished this sermon, l m the crowds were astonished at His teaching, n 29 because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their * scribes.

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