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

  • Rev Mike
    So many false prophets right now,Fill their pockets with money,build mansions!Should be taking care of the poor,orphaned,widowed,and so on.Do not go by Jesus's teachings!
  • A disciple
    "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." THE GOLDEN RULE Not only for our behavior toward each other; (which truly would make a very wonderful world); but it has to do directly with the kind of divine character we ask from God for ourselves, and the way of life reflecting that grace without hypocrisy.
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine," We've most often heard this phrase used about speaking to those whom we would judge unfit for our holy words and wisdom from God. But in the context of how the Lord said it; its about our hypocrisy causing scandal to the holy name of Jesus, and the precious treasure of His Gospel that we've been entrusted with.
  • Brianna vs. 6-8
    Even while Jesus Christ was on this very earth, religious leaders were corrupting the word of God and sticking to traditions rather than the scriptures. To this very day it has only gotten worse. Friends, we must study the scriptures. We can not rely solely on those claiming to be men of God. If we study our Bibles we can know the truth, and be truly content while we await salvation.
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows the importance of self-examination. We can become so focused on the flaws of others that we miss major faults of our own.
  • A disciple
    Brother Hiram; Maybe you haven't quite got your wording? The whole point of this Sermon on the mount is to show by our works out of a pure heart and a good conscience, what is the true grace of God. It is all by our works that we shall be judged; (read Matt. 25); and it is all by the quality of our faith that our works are acted out and that which shows us either wise or stupid as proven by trial.

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