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DO NOT JUDGE

“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.s For you will be judged by the same standard with which you judge others, and you will be measured by the same measure you use.t Why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the beam of wood in your own eye?u Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a beam of wood in your own eye? Hypocrite! First take the beam of wood out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye. Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs,v or they will trample them under their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

ASK, SEARCH, KNOCK

“Ask,w and it will be given to you.x Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the doorI will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds,y and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Who among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you then, who are evil,z know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him. 12 Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.aa

ENTERING THE KINGDOM

13 “Enter through the narrow gate.a For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,b and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

15 “Be on your guard against false prophetsc who come to you in sheep’sd clothinge but inwardly are ravaging wolves.f 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit.g Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?h 17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.i 20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.j

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,k but only the one who does the willl of my Father in heaven.m 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demonsn in your name, and do many miracles in your name?’o 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers!A,B,p

THE TWO FOUNDATIONS

24 “Therefore,q everyone who hears these wordsr of mine and acts on them will be like a wise 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. It collapsed with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things,s the crowds were astonished at his teaching,t 29 because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

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The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.

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