Matthew 7:26
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New International Version
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

New Living Translation
But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.

English Standard Version
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Berean Study Bible
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Berean Literal Bible
And everyone hearing these words of Mine and not acting on them, he will be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.

New American Standard Bible
"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

International Standard Version
"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

NET Bible
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everyone who hears these my words, but does not practice them, will be likened to the foolish man who built his house on sand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Everyone who hears what I say but doesn't obey it will be like a foolish person who built a house on sand.

New American Standard 1977
“And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

King James 2000 Bible
And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

American King James Version
And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house on the sand:

American Standard Version
And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand,

Darby Bible Translation
And every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

English Revised Version
And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Webster's Bible Translation
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

Weymouth New Testament
And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand.

World English Bible
Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.

Young's Literal Translation
'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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:21-29 Christ here shows that it will not be enough to own him for our Master, only in word and tongue. It is necessary to our happiness that we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live a holy life, that we love one another. This is his will, even our sanctification. Let us take heed of resting in outward privileges and doings, lest we deceive ourselves, and perish eternally, as multitudes do, with a lie in our right hand. Let every one that names the name of Christ, depart from all sin. There are others, whose religion rests in bare hearing, and it goes no further; their heads are filled with empty notions. These two sorts of hearers are represented as two builders. This parable teaches us to hear and do the sayings of the Lord Jesus: some may seem hard to flesh and blood, but they must be done. Christ is laid for a foundation, and every thing besides Christ is sand. Some build their hopes upon worldly prosperity; others upon an outward profession of religion. Upon these they venture; but they are all sand, too weak to bear such a fabric as our hopes of heaven. There is a storm coming that will try every man's work. When God takes away the soul, where is the hope of the hypocrite? The house fell in the storm, when the builder had most need of it, and expected it would be a shelter to him. It fell when it was too late to build another. May the Lord make us wise builders for eternity. Then nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ Jesus. The multitudes were astonished at the wisdom and power of Christ's doctrine. And this sermon, ever so often read over, is always new. Every word proves its Author to be Divine. Let us be more and more decided and earnest, making some one or other of these blessednesses and Christian graces the main subject of our thoughts, even for weeks together. Let us not rest in general and confused desires after them, whereby we grasp at all, but catch nothing.
Study Bible
The House on the Rock
25The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because its foundation was on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its collapse!”…
Cross References
Job 22:16
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?

Matthew 7:24
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 7:25
The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because its foundation was on the rock.

Matthew 7:27
The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell--and great was its collapse!"
Treasury of Scripture

And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house on the sand:

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1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down …

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: see, they …

Luke 6:49 But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that without a foundation …

James 2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

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