New Living Translation
"Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.
King James Bible
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Darby Bible Translation
But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravening wolves.
World English Bible
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
Young's Literal Translation
'But, take heed of the false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:15 Beware of false prophets - Who in their preaching describe a broad way to heaven: it is their prophesying, their teaching the broad way, rather than their walking in it themselves, that is here chiefly spoken of. All those are false prophets, who teach any other way than that our Lord hath here marked out. In sheep's clothing - With outside religion and fair professions of love: Wolves - Not feeding, but destroying souls.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
1 Kings 13:18
But the old prophet answered, "I am a prophet, too, just as you are. And an angel gave me this command from the LORD: 'Bring him home with you so he can have something to eat and drink.'" But the old man was lying to him.
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says to his people: "Do not listen to these prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes. They are making up everything they say. They do not speak for the LORD!
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people's lives for money!
During these persecutions, little help will arrive, and many who join them will not be sincere.
But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.
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