Matthew 7:24
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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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Vincent'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."

Matthew 7:24 Parallel Commentaries

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whosoever.

Matthew 7:7,8,13,14 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

*etc:

Matthew 5:28-32 But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart...

Matthew 6:14,15,19 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you...

*etc:

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Luke 6:47-49 Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

John 14:15,22-24 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

Romans 2:6-9 Who will render to every man according to his deeds...

Galatians 5:6,7 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap...

James 1:21-27 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...

James 2:17-26 Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone...

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 3:22-24 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight...

1 John 5:3-5 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous...

Revelation 22:14,15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

a wise.

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Psalm 119:99,130 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation...

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

which.

1 Corinthians 3:10,11 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

Cross References
Proverbs 10:8
The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:25
When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Matthew 7:25
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.

Matthew 7:26
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.

Matthew 16:18
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.

Matthew 24:45
"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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