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 for Matthew 7:15

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 for Matthew 7:15

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 7:15

  • Sunday Ogechi Levinus Alaka on Matthew 7:15
    Matthew 7:15

    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves". In the same way, false prophets are no different today. They often come in popular evangelical clothing. They went to prestigious seminaries, use orthodox lingo (like Gospel, Trinity, Kingdom living etc). And even appear godly. They often know scripture well, for even the devil quoted scripture when tempting Jesus Christ (Matthew chapter 4). However, their outward appearance does not match their inward one. They are ferocious wolves who will hurt the flock. (Jeremiah 23:6).
  • Sandra on Matthew 7:15
    beware of wolfs in sheeps clothing they are phonies that is a warning from the lord becareful they are up to their ugly tricks being used by satan.
  • MockingBird on Matthew 7:15
    The devil is transformed into an angel of light. I believe that God gave of His Holy Spirit to be able to discern who or what is a false prophet. You will know them by their works. Never accept anyone on a first impression. If it were possible could deceive even the very elect. Penny I have thought that Obama is the for runner of the false prophet The word teaches that the false prophet will not show himself till the church is taken out. 2 Thessalonians 2 I am planning on not to be here when that happens with my Lord 's help.
  • Gawa joe on Matthew 7:15
    God is good all the time
  • Amen jay on Matthew 7:15
    As people under the mighty GRACE OF GOD,let us pray at all time for wisdom to determine the sheeps from the wolves
  • Mr e. patterson on Matthew 7:15
    Can a parallel be drawn with a politician promising everything
  • LOUIS ROVELLO on Matthew 7:15
    MUST CHECK EVERY WORD THAT IS SPOKEN BY AMYONE IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE. I CAN DISCERN THE TRUTH AGAINST THE FALSE PROPHETS BECAUSE I SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO SEE IF IT IS SO.
  • AntiCalvinist on Matthew 7:15
    the false prophets are people like the guy on topix posting himself as Prophet of Jesus Christ. This is just one example of people to watch out for. Once Saved Always Saved, Regular Church Attendance and membership,Alter Calls, Tithes, anything that someone makes you do to get to heaven is or should be considered a false prophet.
  • Jeffrey on Matthew 7:15
    any bible reader without the spirit could be described as the false prophet , for only the one that the father GOD abides in can rightfully speak on GODS WORD.
  • Christine on Matthew 7:15
    Penny - you're not the only one thinking that, quite a few of my "tuned in" friends, (Christian, political and those that are both), are saying/thinking the same thing!


 

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