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

  • Wayne
    And some would say Christ is not Christ.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 7:15, 10:16; Acts 20:29; Ezek. 22:27; 2 Tim. 4:3; Jude 3,4,8,10,16,18.
  • Steve morrow
    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 ---- HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT AFTER YOU --- HAVE DONE --- THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE ---- PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:7 ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPENED TO YOU 7:8 FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKETH RECEIVETH AND HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH AND TO HIM THAT KNOCKETH IT SHALL BE OPENED ----- 7:11 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • 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
    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

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