Luke 6:41
New International Version
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

New Living Translation
"And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?

English Standard Version
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Berean Study Bible
Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

Berean Literal Bible
And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye and not notice the beam that is in the own eye?

New American Standard Bible
"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

King James Bible
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Christian Standard Bible
"Why do you look at the splinter in your brother's eye, but don't notice the beam of wood in your own eye?

Contemporary English Version
You can see the speck in your friend's eye, but you don't notice the log in your own eye.

Good News Translation
"Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but pay no attention to the log in your own eye?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but don't notice the log in your own eye?

International Standard Version
"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

NET Bible
Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own?

New Heart English Bible
And why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But why do you observe a chip in the eye of your brother, but you do not see the plank that is in your eye?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Why do you see the piece of sawdust in another believer's eye and not notice the wooden beam in your own eye?

New American Standard 1977
“And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but not perceive the beam that is in thine own eye?

King James 2000 Bible
And why behold you the speck that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye?

American King James Version
And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye?

American Standard Version
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye: but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not?

Darby Bible Translation
But why lookest thou on the mote which is in the eye of thy brother, but perceivest not the beam which is in thine own eye?

English Revised Version
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Webster's Bible Translation
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thy own eye?

Weymouth New Testament
"And why look at the splinter in your brother's eye instead of giving careful attention to the beam in your own?

World English Bible
Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?

Young's Literal Translation
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?
Study Bible
Do Not Judge
40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? 42How can you say, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while you yourself fail to see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:1
Do not judge, or you will be judged.

Matthew 7:3
Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

Luke 6:40
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Luke 6:42
How can you say, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' while you yourself fail to see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

Treasury of Scripture

And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye?

why.

Matthew 7:3-5
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …

Romans 2:1,21-24
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things…

but.

2 Samuel 12:5-7
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: …

2 Samuel 20:9,10,20,21
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…

1 Kings 2:32
And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.







Lexicon
Why
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

do you look at
βλέπεις (blepeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

speck
κάρφος (karphos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2595: A dry stalk, chip of wood, twig, splinter, chaff. From karpho; a dry twig or straw.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

brother’s
ἀδελφοῦ (adelphou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

eye,
ὀφθαλμῷ (ophthalmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

fail
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

to notice
κατανοεῖς (katanoeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2657: To take note of, perceive, consider carefully, discern, detect, make account of. From kata and noieo; to observe fully.

[the] beam
δοκὸν (dokon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1385: A beam or spar of timber. From dechomai; a stick of timber.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[your]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἰδίῳ (idiō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

eye?
ὀφθαλμῷ (ophthalmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.
(41) And why beholdest thou . .?--See Notes on Matthew 7:4. The two reports of the proverb agree almost verbally, as if its repetition had impressed it deeply on the minds of the hearers.

Verse 41. - And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? The thought-leaders of the day were in good truth hypocrites, proud, avaricious, in many cases self-indulgent, bigoted, and selfish; they were utterly unfit to be the moral teachers of the people - a position they had arrogated to themselves. The homely but well-known Jewish proverb of the mote and the beam picturesquely put before his listeners the position as it appeared to the Lord. The very defects among the people which the religious teachers professed to lecture upon and to discuss, disfigured and marred their own lives. They were - these priests and scribes and Pharisees - worse than self deceivers; they were religious hypocrites. The now famous illustration of the mote and the beam is, as has been said, purely Jewish, and was no doubt a familiar one to the people. It is found in the Talmud (treatise 'Bava Bathra' fol. 15. 2). Farrar quotes from Chaucer -

"He can wel in myn eye see a stalke,
But in his owne he can nought see a balke."
The word "mote" translates the Greek κάρφος, a chip. In Dutch mot is the dust of wood. In Spanish recta is the flue on cloth. 6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.
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