TBD, with Holvey
Shared February 27th, 2018; Updated February 27th, 2018
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Main point summary
A: 7:1–12
Main point summary
A: 7:1–12
Matthew 7:1-12
Μὴ κρίνετε,
ἵνα μὴ κριθῆτε•
ἐν ᾧ γὰρ κρίματι κρίνετε
καὶ ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε
μετρηθήσεται ὑμῖν.
τί δὲ βλέπεις τὸ κάρφος τὸ ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλμῷ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου,
τὴν δὲ ἐν τῷ σῷ ὀφθαλμῷ δοκὸν οὐ κατανοεῖς;
ἢ πῶς ἐρεῖς τῷ ἀδελφῷ σου• ἄφες ἐκβάλω τὸ κάρφος ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σου,
καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ δοκὸς ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλμῷ σοῦ;
ὑποκριτά, ἔκβαλε πρῶτον ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σοῦ τὴν δοκόν,
καὶ τότε διαβλέψεις ἐκβαλεῖν τὸ κάρφος ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου.
Μὴ δῶτε τὸ ἅγιον τοῖς κυσὶν
μηδὲ βάλητε τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν χοίρων,
μήποτε καταπατήσουσιν αὐτοὺς ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ στραφέντες ῥήξωσιν ὑμᾶς.
καὶ δοθήσεται ὑμῖν,
καὶ εὑρήσετε,
καὶ ἀνοιγήσεται ὑμῖν•
πᾶς γὰρ ὁ αἰτῶν λαμβάνει
καὶ ὁ ζητῶν εὑρίσκει
καὶ τῷ κρούοντι ἀνοιγήσεται.
ἢ τίς ἐστιν ἐξ ὑμῶν ἄνθρωπος, ὃν αἰτήσει ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἄρτον, μὴ λίθον ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ;
ἢ καὶ ἰχθὺν αἰτήσει, μὴ ὄφιν ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ;
εἰ οὖν ὑμεῖς πονηροὶ ὄντες οἴδατε δόματα ἀγαθὰ διδόναι τοῖς τέκνοις ὑμῶν,
πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς δώσει ἀγαθὰ τοῖς αἰτοῦσιν αὐτόν.
Πάντα οὖν ὅσα ἐὰν θέλητε ἵνα ποιῶσιν ὑμῖν οἱ ἄνθρωποι, οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς ποιεῖτε αὐτοῖς•
οὗτος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ νόμος καὶ οἱ προφῆται.
The answer to questions in vv. 9–10 are not made explicit, but is implied in v. 11a–b: "the father will certainly not give his son a stone when he asks for bread. Likewise the father will certainly not give his son a serpent when he asks for fish."
Do not judge lest you be judged. For by the judgement that you judge others, you will be judged. And by the measure that you measure others, that measurement will be measured to you. And why do you point out the chaff in your brother's eye, but do no consider the log that is in your eye? You are a hypocrite! First you must cast out the log in your eye, and then you will see clearly to cast the chaff from your brother's eye. Do not give that which is sanctified to nonbelievers, nor cast your pearls before them lest they trample them with their feet and after turning on you, attack you. Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For every person who asks, receives, and every person who seeks finds, and it will be opened to the one who knocks. Or what man among you, whom his son will ask for a piece of bread, will give to him a stone? And if he asks for fish, will the man give him a serpent? Therefore, if you with all of your wickedness know to give good things to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give good things to those who ask of him? Therefore, whatsoever you wish that men do to you, thusly you also do to them because this is the law and the prophets.
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