Matthew 7:26

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euery one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall bee likened vnto a foolish man, which built his house vpon the sand:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And everyone to whom my words come and who does them not, will be like a foolish man who made his house on sand;
- Basic English Bible

And every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;
- Darby Bible

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:
- Webster's Bible

And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand.
- Weymouth Bible

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
- World English Bible

And euery man that herith these my wordis, and doith hem not, is lijk to a fool, that hath bildid his hous on grauel.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And every one who is hearing of me these words, and is not doing them, shall be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:26


Mt 7:26 Heareth these sayings . . . and doeth them not. The hearer who obeys not is likened to the foolish man who built his house on the sand. Every one knows how transitory and shifting is a sandy foundation. Whole towns on the Missouri or lower Mississippi have been undermined and gone into the vortex because they were built upon the sand. So will fall the disobedient.

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.
  • Brenda Williquette
    I am hungry for GODS words everyday !!!!
    I ask for Wisdom in his name and to walk in his ways. I wait for the day I go to Paradise to serve him. So I will do my best Oh LORD and Heavenly Father to serve you here on earth. I hope to help others with GODS help, to tell others of his LOVE. AMEN
  • 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 !!!

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