Matthew 7:5

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beame out of thine owne eye: and then shalt thou see clearely to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You false one, first take out the bit of wood from your eye, then will you see clearly to take out the grain of dust from your brother's eye.
- Basic English Bible

Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to cast out the mote out of the eye of thy brother.
- Darby Bible

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thy own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
- Webster's Bible

Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the splinter from your brother's eye.
- Weymouth Bible

You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.
- World English Bible

Ipocrite, `do thou out first the beem of thin iye, and thanne thou schalt se to do out the mote of the iye of thi brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:5


7:5 Thou hypocrite - It is mere hypocrisy to pretend zeal for the amendment of others while we have none for our own. Then - When that which obstructed thy sight is removed.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:5


Mt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye. The man who finds fault with another for sin, while he is more guilty, is a hypocrite. A great many are very zealous to convert the world, who are themselves unconverted.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Ivy
    What matters to God is that we do His will (Matthew 7:21).
    Matthew 7:23 also reveals that God hates sin; let us strive to do away with sin and be perfect as God is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
    Yes, we can be perfect for we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
    God supplies the strength for every command.
  • 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.
  • Angela
    You don't judge others by their sin you judge them by their fruit . does what they say line up with God's word. Know your word so you will not be deceived . Don't judge others by their dress if some one in church. Offends you don't judge look at your self first . You don't know what people go through in their lives. They might just be having a bad day. Smile give hugs and Love
  • 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.

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