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

  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!
  • Steve morrow
    IS NOT BAPTISM PART OF GODS WILL--PART OF THE GOSPEL--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 *** 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT --OBEY NOT-- THE GOSPEL OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Nia; AMEN! Luke 6:26 "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." They of the Truth hear Jesus' voice and follow HIM! A stranger they will not follow, but WILL FLEE from strangers! God proves us.

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