Mattithyahu (Matthew) 7:13-24, 28-29

13  "Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide - and the way is broad - that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it.

14  "Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to ḥai, and there are few who find it.

15  "But beware of the false neḇi'im, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves.

16  "By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

17  "So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit.

18  "A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit.

19  "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20  "So then, by their fruits you shall know them -

21  "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,' shall enter into the reign of the shamayim, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the shamayim.

22  "Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not naḇu in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?'

23  "And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!

24  "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,


28  And it came to be, when יהושע had ended these words, that the people were astonished at His teaching,

29  for He was teaching them as one possessing authority, and not as the scribes.