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

  • Ivy
    What matters to God is that we do His will (Matthew 7:21).
    Matthew 7:23 also reveals that God hates sin; let us strive to do away with sin and be perfect as God is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
    Yes, we can be perfect for we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
    God supplies the strength for every command.
  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Angela
    You don't judge others by their sin you judge them by their fruit . does what they say line up with God's word. Know your word so you will not be deceived . Don't judge others by their dress if some one in church. Offends you don't judge look at your self first . You don't know what people go through in their lives. They might just be having a bad day. Smile give hugs and Love
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Mathew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened to you." IN SHORT: WHATEVER U SEEK AFTER IS WHAT U GOING TO GET! I AM SO GLAD I STARTED SEEKING AFTER THE GIVER OF LIFE WHO HAS OPENED DOORS I HAD NO IDEA CAN BE OPENED!!! IF U WANT TO FIND GOOD IN LIFE START SEEKING AFTER THE GIVER OF LIFE JESUS!!!!!!! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!!
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.