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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.

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