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"Do not judge, and you may not be judged;
for by what condemnation you judge, you will be judged.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
give, and it will be given to you;
a good measure, pressed down, shaken, and running over,
they will put in your lap;
for by what measure you measure
it will be measured back to you.

"Can the blind guide the blind?
Will not both fall into a ditch?
Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye,
but the plank in your own eye you do not consider?
How can you say to your brother:
'Let me take the speck out of your eye,'
while not seeing yourself the plank in your eye?
Hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye,
and then you will see clearly
to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

"Do not give what is holy to the dogs,
lest they throw it on the dung-heap.
Do not throw your pearls to the pigs,
lest they trample them under their feet
and turning tear you apart.

"Let one who searches,
not cease searching until one finds;
and when one finds, one will be troubled;
and when one has been troubled, one will marvel,
and one will reign over all.

"Ask, and it will be given to you;
search, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone asking receives,
and whoever searches finds,
and to the one knocking it will be opened.

"What father is there among you,
if his son asks him for bread, would give him a stone?
or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake?
If, then, you who are bad
know to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.

"Thus everything which you wish
that people should do to you,
you should do so to them also;
for this is the law and the prophets.

"Enter through the narrow gate;
for wide is the gate and broad the road
that leads away into destruction,
and there are many entering through it;
but narrow is the gate and hard the road
that leads into life,
and there are few finding it.

"Watch out for false prophets,
who come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inside are ravenous wolves.
By their fruit you will recognize them.
Does anyone pick grapes from thorns or figs from thistles?

"Thus every good tree produces beautiful fruit,
but the rotten tree produces bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear beautiful fruit;
for each tree is known by its own fruit.
Every tree not producing beautiful fruit
is cut down and thrown into fire.
So by their fruit you will recognize them.

"Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord,'
will enter into the sovereignty of heaven,
but the one doing the will of my Father in heaven.
Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I say?

"Many will say to me on that day: 'Lord, Lord,
did we not prophesy in your name,
and in your name expel demons,
and in your name perform many powerful things?'

"Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;
depart from me workers of lawlessness.'

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine
and practices them,
will be like a sensible man building a house,
who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock.
The rain came down, and the winds blew,
and a flood occurring the river crashed against that house;
and it was not able to shake it, because it was well built;
it did not fall, for it had been established on the rock.

"But everyone hearing these words of mine
and not practicing them
will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
When the rain came down and the winds blew
and the river pounded against that house,
it collapsed and fell;
and the ruin of that house was great."

When Jesus finished these words,
the crowds were amazed at his teaching;
for he was teaching them as one having authority,
and not as their scholars.

As he was coming down from the mountain,
large crowds followed him.

30. Practice the Teachings Harmony 30 * Interpretation 30
31. Healing a Centurion's Servant Harmony 31 * Synthesis 31 * Interpretation 31

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