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Matthew 7

 

 


Introduction
1Christ, continuing his sermon on the mount, reproves rash judgment, etc.
28Christ ends his sermon, and the people are astonished.

Verse 1
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Isaiah 66:5; Ezekiel 16:52-56; Luke 6:37; Romans 2:1,2; 14:3,4,10-13; 1 Corinthians 4:3-5; James 3:1; 4:11,12

Verses 1-6
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Isaiah 66:5; Ezekiel 16:52-56; Luke 6:37; Romans 2:1,2; 14:3,4,10-13; 1 Corinthians 4:3-5; James 3:1; 4:11,12

Verse 2
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Judges 1:7; Psalms 18:25,26; 137:7,8; Jeremiah 51:24; Obadiah 1:15; Mark 4:24; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7; James 2:13; Revelation 18:6

Verse 3
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
why
Luke 6:41,42; 18:11
but
2 Samuel 12:5,6; 2 Chronicles 28:9,10; Psalms 50:16-21; John 8:7-9; Galatians 6:1

Verse 5
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Thou hypocrite
22:18; 23:14-28; Luke 12:56; 13:15
first
Psalms 51:9-13; Luke 4:23; 6:42; Acts 19:15

Verse 6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
that
10:14,15; 15:26; Proverbs 9:7,8; 23:9; 26:11; Acts 13:45-47; Philippians 3:2; Hebrews 6:6; 10:29; 2 Peter 2:22
cast
Proverbs 11:22
turn
22:5,6; 24:10; 2 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Timothy 4:14,15

Verse 7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
and it
11; 21:22; 1 Kings 3:5; Psalms 10:17; 50:15; 86:5; 145:18,19; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:12,13; 33:3; Mark 11:24; Luke 11:9,10,13; 18:1; John 4:10; John 14:13,14; 15:7,16; 16:23,24; James 1:5,6; 5:15; 1 John 3:22; 5:14,15; Revelation 3:17,18
seek
6:33; Psalms 10:4; 27:8; 69:32; 70:4; 105:3,4; 119:12; Proverbs 8:17; Song of Solomon 3:2; Amos 5:4; Romans 2:7; 3:11; Hebrews 11:6
knock
Luke 13:25

Verse 8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
15:22-28; 2 Chronicles 33:1,2,19; Psalms 81:10,16; John 2:2; 3:8-10; Luke 23:42,43; Acts 9:11

Verse 9
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Luke 11:11-13

Verse 11
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
being
Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Job 15:16; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:9,19; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-3; Titus 3:3
how
Exodus 34:6,7; 2 Samuel 7:19; Psalms 86:5,15; 103:11-13; Isaiah 49:15; 55:8,9; Hosea 11:8,9; Micah 7:18; Malachi 1:6; Luke 11:11-13; John 3:16; Romans 5:8-10; 8:32; Ephesians 2:4,5; 1 John 3:1; 4:10
good
Psalms 84:11; 85:12; Jeremiah 33:14; Hosea 14:2; *marg:; Luke 2:10,11; 11:13; 2 Corinthians 9:8-15; Titus 3:4-7

Verse 12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
all
Luke 6:31
for
22:39,40; Leviticus 19:18; Isaiah 1:17,18; Jeremiah 7:5,6; Ezekiel 18:7,8,21; Amos 5:14,15; Micah 6:8; Zechariah 7:7-10; 8:16,17; Malachi 3:5; Mark 12:29-34; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13,14; 1 Timothy 1:5; James 2:10-13

Verse 13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
at
3:2,8; 18:2,3; 23:13; Proverbs 9:6; Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 18:27-32; Luke 9:33; 13:24; Luke 13:25; 14:33; John 10:9; 14:6; Acts 2:38-40; 3:19; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 5:24
for
Genesis 6:5,12; Psalms 14:2,3; Isaiah 1:9; Romans 3:9-19; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2,3; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 12:9; 13:8; 20:3
that
25:41,46; Proverbs 7:27; 16:25; Romans 9:22; Philippians 3:19; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; 1 Peter 4:17,18; Revelation 20:15

Verse 14
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
because
or, How. narrow.
16:24,25; Proverbs 4:26,27; 8:20; Isaiah 30:21; 35:8; 57:14; Jeremiah 6:16; Mark 8:34; John 15:18-20; 16:2,33; Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:2-5
and few
20:16; 22:14; 25:1-12; Luke 12:32; 13:23-30; Romans 9:27-29,32; 11:5,6; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 2:2,3; 1 Peter 3:20,21

Verse 15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Beware
10:17; 16:6,11; Mark 12:38; Luke 12:15; Acts 13:40; Philippians 3:2; Colossians 2:8; 2 Peter 3:17
false
24:4,5,11,24,25; Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Isaiah 9:15,16; Jeremiah 14:14-16; 23:13-16; Jeremiah 28:15-17; 29:21,32; Ezekiel 13:16,22; Micah 3:5-7,11; Mark 13:22,23; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 19:20
which
Zechariah 13:4; Mark 12:38-40; Romans 16:17,18; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Galatians 2:4; Ephesians 4:14; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 2:8; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:5-9,13; 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1-3,18,19; Jude 1:4; Revelation 13:11-17
are
Isaiah 56:10,11; Ezekiel 22:25; Micah 3:5; Zephaniah 3:3,4; Acts 20:29-31; Revelation 17:6

Verses 15-20
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Beware
10:17; 16:6,11; Mark 12:38; Luke 12:15; Acts 13:40; Philippians 3:2; Colossians 2:8; 2 Peter 3:17
false
24:4,5,11,24,25; Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Isaiah 9:15,16; Jeremiah 14:14-16; 23:13-16; Jeremiah 28:15-17; 29:21,32; Ezekiel 13:16,22; Micah 3:5-7,11; Mark 13:22,23; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 19:20
which
Zechariah 13:4; Mark 12:38-40; Romans 16:17,18; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Galatians 2:4; Ephesians 4:14; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 2:8; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:5-9,13; 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1-3,18,19; Jude 1:4; Revelation 13:11-17
are
Isaiah 56:10,11; Ezekiel 22:25; Micah 3:5; Zephaniah 3:3,4; Acts 20:29-31; Revelation 17:6

Verse 16
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
shall
20; 12:33; 2 Peter 2:10-18; Jude 1:10-19
Do
Luke 6:43-45; James 3:12

Verse 17
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
every
Psalms 1:3; 92:13,14; Isaiah 5:3-5; 61:3; Jeremiah 11:19; 17:8; Luke 13:6-9; Galatians 5:22-24; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; Colossians 1:10; James 3:17,18
but
12:33-35; Jude 1:12

Verse 18
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
cannot
Galatians 5:17; 1 John 3:9,10

Verse 19
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
bringeth
3:10; 21:19,20; Isaiah 5:5-7; 27:11; Ezekiel 15:2-7; Luke 3:9; 13:6-9; John 15:2-6; Hebrews 6:8; Jude 1:12

Verse 20
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
16; Acts 5:38

Verse 21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
saith
25:11,12; Hosea 8:2,3; Luke 6:46; 13:25; Acts 19:13-20; Romans 2:13; Titus 1:16; James 1:22; 2:20-26
shall
18:3; 19:24; 21:31; 25:11,12,21; Isaiah 48:1,2; Mark 9:47; 10:23,24; Luke 18:25; John 3:5; Acts 14:22; Hebrews 4:6
that
12:50; 21:29-31; Mark 3:35; Luke 11:28; John 6:40; 7:17; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 2:15; 4:2; 1 John 3:21-24; Revelation 22:14
my
10:32,33; 16:17; 18:10,19,35; 26:39,42; John 5:17; 10:29,30; 14:7; John 15:23; Revelation 2:27; 3:5

Verses 21-29
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
saith
25:11,12; Hosea 8:2,3; Luke 6:46; 13:25; Acts 19:13-20; Romans 2:13; Titus 1:16; James 1:22; 2:20-26
shall
18:3; 19:24; 21:31; 25:11,12,21; Isaiah 48:1,2; Mark 9:47; 10:23,24; Luke 18:25; John 3:5; Acts 14:22; Hebrews 4:6
that
12:50; 21:29-31; Mark 3:35; Luke 11:28; John 6:40; 7:17; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 2:15; 4:2; 1 John 3:21-24; Revelation 22:14
my
10:32,33; 16:17; 18:10,19,35; 26:39,42; John 5:17; 10:29,30; 14:7; John 15:23; Revelation 2:27; 3:5

Verse 22
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
to me
See on ver.
21; 24:36; Isaiah 2:11,17; Malachi 3:17,18; Luke 10:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Timothy 1:12,18; 4:8
have we
10:5-8; Numbers 24:4; 31:8; 1 Kings 22:11-20; Jeremiah 23:13-32; Luke 13:26; John 11:51; Acts 19:13-15; 1 Corinthians 13:1,2; Hebrews 6:4-6

Verse 23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
I never
25:12; John 10:14,27-30; 2 Timothy 2:19
depart
25:41; Psalms 5:5; 6:8; Luke 13:25,27; Revelation 22:15

Verse 24
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
whosoever
7,8,13,14; 5:3-12; 28-32; 6:14,15,19-21; 12:50; Luke 6:47-49; 11:28; John 13:17; 14:15,22-24; 15:10,14; Romans 2:6-9; Galatians 5:6,7; 6:7,8; James 1:21-27; 2:17-26; 1 John 2:3; 3:22-24; 5:3-5; Revelation 22:14,15
a wise
Job 28:28; Psalms 111:10; 119:99,130; Proverbs 10:8; 14:8; James 3:13-18
which
1 Corinthians 3:10,11

Verse 25
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
the rain
Ezekiel 13:11-16; Malachi 3:3; Acts 14:22; 1 Corinthians 3:13-15; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7
for
16:18; Psalms 92:13-15; 125:1,2; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 2:7; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 2:19

Verse 26
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
doeth
1 Samuel 2:30; Proverbs 14:1; Jeremiah 8:9; Luke 6:49; James 2:20

Verse 27
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
12:43-45; 13:19-22; Ezekiel 13:10-16; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 10:26-31; 2 Peter 2:20-22

Verse 28
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
the people
13:54; Psalms 45:2; Mark 1:22; 6:2; Luke 4:22,32; 19:48; John 7:15,46

Verse 29
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
having
5:20,28,32,44; 21:23-27; 28:18; Deuteronomy 18:18,19; Ecclesiastes 8:4; Isaiah 50:4; Jeremiah 23:28,29; Micah 3:8; Luke 21:15; Acts 3:22,23; 6:10; Hebrews 4:12,13
and not
15:1-9; 23:2-6,15-24; Mark 7:5-13; Luke 20:8,46,47

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 7:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-7.html.

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