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

  • Wayne
    And some would say Christ is not Christ.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 7:15, 10:16; Acts 20:29; Ezek. 22:27; 2 Tim. 4:3; Jude 3,4,8,10,16,18.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:21---- NOT EVERYONE ---- THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN ---- HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT AFTER YOU --- HAVE DONE --- THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE ---- PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:7 ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPENED TO YOU 7:8 FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKETH RECEIVETH AND HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH AND TO HIM THAT KNOCKETH IT SHALL BE OPENED ----- 7:11 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • Stephenderafael
    Who has ears to hear? Is it not those that enter at the strait gate, meaning difficult, not linear. These teachings are not from one who possesses an ego or has ulterior motives. No, they are the truth from God which are purified seven times as silver from dross, with fire. There is no controversy. Hear and perform these commandments or suffer the fate of a hypocrite. Be not like the phonies
  • Steve morrow
    revelation 22:4and they shall see HIS face and HIS name shall be on their foreheads 1 JOHN 3:16 HEREBY PERCEIVE WE THE LOVE OF GOD BECAUSE HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS SHALL SAVE IT 1 timothy 2:2 for kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty