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

  • Fran
    you must read the next line to get the whole idea. This is taking about if you have a mote in your eye and you are trying to pull out of someone else's. 1st Corinthians 6 chapter say's we shall judge angels so we can judge small things. There are different forms of judging . If this is the case then we should not judge someone if they sleep with your wife or if someone in one's family is murdered
  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • 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 .
  • GAALIK SANJA ISAIAH
    THESE TELL US THAT YOU RAP WHAT YOU SOW.THIS DAYS MAN IS VERY SELF CENTERED,SELFISHNESS,CORRUPTED,VERY WICK,LOVE OF THE THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN GOD.
  • Lilian
    God is always reminding us to have obedience on his words and accept God as our Savior, our Lord and the Lover of our Soul. Jesus himself is the word of God and he came down and shed his blood to us so that all of us will have life in abundance. We must keep thanking Jesus and praised him for everything he have done into our lives. We are saved by his Grace and he is faithful to his promises. Amen

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