Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheepes clothing, but inwardly they are rauening wolues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves.
- Basic English Bible

But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravening wolves.
- Darby Bible

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
- Webster's Bible

Beware of the false teachers--men who come to you in sheep's fleeces, but beneath that disguise they are ravenous wolves.
- Weymouth Bible

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
- World English Bible

Be ye war of fals prophetis, that comen to you in clothingis of scheep, but withynneforth thei ben as wolues of raueyn;
- Wycliffe Bible

`But, take heed of the false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:15


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:15


Mt 7:15 Beware of false prophets. The word "prophet", as used in the Scriptures, means any one who teaches authoritatively the will of God. A false prophet is one who is a false teacher. Christ refers to the scribes and Pharisees. Come to you in sheep's clothing. While appearing as harmless as sheep they are wolves.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.
  • Obafemi
    I believe God is telling us to put our giving where it is holy , this is act of sowing in the right places.
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This entire chapter the Lord is drawing a line of separation between good and evil. At the end the people were astonished because he taught with authority, meaning power, and certainty.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • MockingBird
    I am to treat others as I want to be treated : I love me and want the best for me and so should I do to those around me : Not expecting anything in return from them : God will recompence what I do. This is also to the ones I do not like to be around : If they need a thing and I have it I am to do the best I can for all when it is in the power of my hand to do it. I can only do with what I have and not what I have not. With my Lord God help I will walk pleasing to my Lord. Give as unto the Lord !!!
  • Allan
    God, and indeed the Bible admonishes everyone to love, and love is the summary of God's twelve commandments. Genuine agape love for our neighbours and for God is what God require from us. Therefore if we expect other to love us, we must love them also, love is the fulfilment of the law .