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Matthew 7:26

    Matthew 7:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house on the sand:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And everyone to whom my words come and who does them not, will be like a foolish man who made his house on sand;

    Webster's Revision

    And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

    World English Bible

    Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 7:26

    And every one that heareth - and doeth them not - Was there ever a stricter system of morality delivered by God to man, than in this sermon? He who reads or hears it, and does not look to God to conform his soul and life to it, and notwithstanding is hoping to enter into the kingdom of heaven, is like the fool who built his house on the sand. When the rain, the rivers, and the winds come, his building must fall, and his soul be crushed into the nethermost pit by its ruins. Talking about Christ, his righteousness, merits, and atonement, while the person is not conformed to his word and spirit, is no other than solemn self-deception.

    Let it be observed, that it is not the man who hears or believes these sayings of Christ, whose building shall stand, when the earth and its works are burnt up; but the man who Does them.

    Many suppose that the law of Moses is abolished, merely because it is too strict, and impossible to be observed; and that the Gospel was brought in to liberate us from its obligations; but let all such know, that in the whole of the old covenant nothing can be found so exceedingly strict and holy as this sermon, which Christ lays down as the rule by which we are to walk. "Then, the fulfilling of these precepts is the purchase of glory." No, it is the Way only to that glory which has already been purchased by the blood of the Lamb. To him that believes, all things are possible.