The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – Judge not, that you may not be judged,
2 – For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 – Any why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
4 – Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye?
5 – Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 – Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
7 – Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.
8 – For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
9 – Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone?
10 – Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent?
11 – If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?
12 – All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets.
13 – Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
14 – How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
15 – Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 – By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 – Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 – A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
19 – Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
20 – Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
21 – Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
22 – Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?
23 – And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
24 – Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,
25 – And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.
26 – 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,
27 – And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.
28 – And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.
29 – For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.