English Standard Version
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
King James Bible
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
American Standard Version
Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock:
Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,
English Revised Version
Every one therefore which heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, which built his house upon the rock:
Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore whoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:
Weymouth New Testament
"Every one who hears these my teachings and acts upon them will be found to resemble a wise man who builds his house upon rock;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
I will liken him, etc
The picture is not of two men deliberately selecting foundations, but it contrasts one who carefully chooses and prepares his foundation with one who builds at hap-hazard. This is more strongly brought out by Luke (Luke 6:48): "Who digged and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock" (Rev.). Kitto ("Pictorial Bible") says: "At this very day the mode of building in Christ's own town of Nazareth suggests the source of this image. Dr. Robinson was entertained in the house of a Greek Arab. The house had just been built, and was not yet finished. In order to lay the foundations he had dug down to the solid rock, as is usual throughout the country here, to the depth of thirty feet, and then built up arches." The abrupt style of Matthew 7:25 pictures the sudden coming of the storm which sweeps away the house on the sand: "Descended the rain, and came the floods, and blew the winds."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?
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