Matthew 7:1-14 (My Paraphrase)

“Do not condemn, so that you may not be condemned. For with the condemnation you give you will be condemned, and by the measure you use you will be measured. How do you see the speck in your brother or sister’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother or sister, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is a log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother or sister’s eye.

“Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them under foot and turn and attack you.

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

“Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and many are those who take it. But the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

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