Matthew 7-8 Young’s Literal Translation

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Judging Others

7 1  'Judge not, that ye may not be judged, 2  for in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you. 3  'And why dost thou behold the mote that 'is' in thy brother's eye, and the beam that 'is' in thine own eye dost not consider? 4  or, how wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam 'is' in thine own eye? 5  Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6  'Ye may not give that which is 'holy' to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, that they may not trample them among their feet, and having turned—may rend you.

Ask, Seek, Knock

7  'Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you; 8  for every one who is asking doth receive, and he who is seeking doth find, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened. 9  'Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf—a stone will he present to him? 10  and if a fish he may ask—a serpent will he present to him? 11  if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who 'is' in the heavens give good things to those asking him?

12  'All things, therefore, whatever ye may will that men may be doing to you, so also do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

The Narrow Gate

13  'Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide 'is' the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it; 14  how strait 'is' the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

15  'But, take heed of the false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves. 16  From their fruits ye shall know them; do 'men' gather from thorns grapes? or from thistles figs? 17  so every good tree doth yield good fruits, but the bad tree doth yield evil fruits. 18  A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits. 19  Every tree not yielding good fruit is cut down and is cast to fire: 20  therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.

I Never Knew You

21  'Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens. 22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things? 23  and then I will acknowledge to them, that—I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.

The Two Foundations

24  'Therefore, every one who doth hear of me these words, and doth do them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock; 25  and the rain did descend, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell not, for it had been founded on the rock. 26  'And every one who is hearing of me these words, and is not doing them, shall be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; 27  and the rain did descend, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and its fall was great.' 28  And it came to pass, when Jesus ended these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching, 29  for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

8 1  And when he came down from the mount, great multitudes did follow him, 2  and lo, a leper having come, was bowing to him, saying, 'Sir, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me;' 3  and having stretched forth the hand, Jesus touched him, saying, 'I will, be thou cleansed,' and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4  And Jesus saith to him, 'See, thou mayest tell no one, but go, thyself shew to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.'

A Centurion's Servant Healed

5  And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him, 6  and saying, 'Sir, my young man hath been laid in the house a paralytic, fearfully afflicted,' 7  and Jesus saith to him, 'I, having come, will heal him.' 8  And the centurion answering said, 'Sir, I am not worthy that thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say a word, and my servant shall be healed; 9  for I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Be coming, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth 'it'.' 10  And Jesus having heard, did wonder, and said to those following, 'Verily I say to you, not even in Israel so great faith have I found; 11  and I say to you, that many from east and west shall come and recline (at meat) with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the reign of the heavens, 12  but the sons of the reign shall be cast forth to the outer darkness—there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.' 13  And Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go, and as thou didst believe let it be to thee;' and his young man was healed in that hour.

Jesus Heals Peter's Mother-in-Law

14  And Jesus having come into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law laid, and fevered, 15  and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose, and was ministering to them. 16  And evening having come, they brought to him many demoniacs, and he did cast out the spirits with a word, and did heal all who were ill, 17  that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'Himself took our infirmities, and the sicknesses he did bear.'

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

18  And Jesus having seen great multitudes about him, did command to depart to the other side; 19  and a certain scribe having come, said to him, 'Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;' 20  and Jesus saith to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.' 21  And another of his disciples said to him, 'Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;' 22  and Jesus said to him, 'Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'

Jesus Calms a Storm

23  And when he entered into the boat his disciples did follow him, 24  and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping, 25  and his disciples having come to him, awoke him, saying, 'Sir, save us; we are perishing.' 26  And he saith to them, 'Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?' Then having risen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm; 27  and the men wondered, saying, 'What kind—is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'

The Gergesene Demoniacs

28  And he having come to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs, coming forth out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass over by that way, 29  and lo, they cried out, saying, 'What—to us and to thee, Jesus, Son of God? didst thou come hither, before the time, to afflict us?' 30  And there was far off from them a herd of many swine feeding, 31  and the demons were calling on him, saying, 'If thou dost cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;' 32  and he saith to them, 'Go.' And having come forth, they went to the herd of the swine, and lo, the whole herd of the swine rushed down the steep, to the sea, and died in the waters, 33  and those feeding did flee, and, having gone to the city, they declared all, and the matter of the demoniacs. 34  And lo, all the city came forth to meet Jesus, and having seen him, they called on 'him' that he might depart from their borders.

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