Matthew 7:27

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the raine descended, and the floods came, and the windes blew, and beat vpon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the rain came down and there was a rush of waters and the winds were driving against that house; and it came down and great was its fall.
- Basic English Bible

and the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and its fall was great.
- Darby Bible

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
- Webster's Bible

The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall."
- Weymouth Bible

The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."
- World English Bible

And reyn cam doun, and floodis camen, and wyndis blewen, and thei hurliden ayen that hous; and it felde doun, and the fallyng doun therof was greet.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the rain did descend, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and its fall was great.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:27


Mt 7:27 Great was the fall of it. The Lord describes the thoughtfulness of the builder on the sand, the storm and the utter destruction. There is an awful solemnity about this close to the wonderful sermon.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Timothy Robert Benton
    I think it's the only way to eternal life. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 25: We want to build a solid spiritual foundation so that when the winds of various trials blow we can remain grounded.
  • 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!

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