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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not judge, lest you be judged.
For with the judgment that you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you.
Why do you notice a chip that is in your brother's eye, and you do not observe the plank that is in your own eye?
Or how do you say to your brother, 'Let me cast out the chip from your eye', and behold, a plank is in your eye?
Hypocrite! First cast out the plank from your eye, and then you will see to cast out the chip from your brother's eye.
6Do not give a sacrifice to dogs; neither throw your pearls before wild boars, lest they trample them with their feet, and return to run you through.
7Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock, and it will be opened to you.
8For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it is opened.
9And who is the man among you whose son will ask him for bread and will hand him a stone?
10And if he will ask him for a fish, will he hand him a snake?
11If therefore you who are evil know 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?
12Everything whatsoever you desire that people should do for you, do likewise for them, for this is the Law and The Prophets.
13Enter the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is spacious which leads to destruction, and many are those who are going in it.
14How narrow is the gate and strict the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it!
15Beware of false Prophets who come to you in lambs' clothing, but from within they are plundering wolves.
16But by their fruit you will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles?
17So every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
18A good tree is not able to produce bad fruit, neither a bad tree to produce good fruit.
19Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and falls into the fire.
20Therefore by their fruit you will know them.
21It is not everyone that says to me, 'My Lord, my Lord'', who enters the Kingdom of Heaven, but whoever does the will of my Father who is in Heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, 'My Lord, my Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name have cast out demons, and have done many mighty works in your name?'
23And then I will confess to them, 'I have never known you, remove yourselves far from me, you workers of evil.'
24Everyone therefore who hears these my words, and does them, will be likened to the wise man who built his house on solid rock.
25And the rain descended and the floods came and the wind blew, and they rushed against the house and it did not fall, for its foundation was laid on solid rock.
26And everyone who hears these my words, but does not practice them, will be likened to the foolish man who built his house on sand.
27And the rain descended and the floods came, and the wind blew, and they rushed against that house, and it fell, and its fall was great.”
28And when Yeshua had finished these words, the crowds were marveling at his teaching.
29For he was teaching them as one having authority and not as their Scribes and the Pharisees.