Matthew 7:3

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but considerest not the beame that is in thine owne eye?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?
- Basic English Bible

But why lookest thou on the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, but observest not the beam that is in thine eye?
- Darby Bible

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
- Webster's Bible

And why do you look at the splinter in your brother's eye, and not notice the beam which is in your own eye?
- Weymouth Bible

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?
- World English Bible

But what seest thou a litil mote in the iye of thi brother, and seest not a beem in thin owne iye?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And why dost thou behold the mote that [is] in thy brother's eye, and the beam that [is] in thine own eye dost not consider?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:3


7:3 In particular, why do you open your eyes to any fault of your brother, while you yourself are guilty of a much greater? The mote - The word properly signifies a splinter or shiver of wood. This and a beam, its opposite, were proverbially used by the Jews, to denote, the one, small infirmities, the other, gross, palpable faults. #Luke 6:41|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:3


Mt 7:3 Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye? The Lord uses a figure to show the absurdity of judging severely the faults of others, while we have greater ones. The term translated "mote" means a little splinter, while the beam is something very large.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • 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
    MATT 7:1 JUDGE NOT THAT YOU BE NOT JUDGED 7:2 FOR WITH WHAT JUDGEMENT YOU JUDGE YOU SHALL BE JUDGED AND WITH WHAT---MEASURE YOU METE---IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN***PROVERBS 16:10 A DIVINE SENTENCE IS IN THE LIPS OF THE KING HIS MOUTH TRANSGRESSETH NOT IN JUDGEMENT
  • 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
  • BSP
    We need to take the initiative to do good towards others the way that we would want them to do towards us.
  • Joy Pyne
    This scripture goes right along with the signs and wonders and miracles performed by anti Christ. They both utilized the power of satan to perform these things. The scripture states that "I never knew you" implying there was never a relationship between Christ and them. No true love of Christ, no walking in obedience, no dying to self (crucifying of the flesh). No 'separation from the world.
  • 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.

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