New Living Translation
For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
King James Bible
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Darby Bible Translation
for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.
World English Bible
For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.
Young's Literal Translation
for in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you.
Matthew 7:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:2 With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you - Awful words! So we may, as it were, choose for ourselves, whether God shall be severe or merciful to us. God and man will favour the candid and benevolent: but they must expect judgment without mercy, who have showed no mercy.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
1 Samuel 15:33
But Samuel said, "As your sword has killed the sons of many mothers, now your mother will be childless." And Samuel cut Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.
He loved to curse others; now you curse him. He never blessed others; now don't you bless him.
What sorrow awaits you Assyrians, who have destroyed others but have never been destroyed yourselves. You betray others, but you have never been betrayed. When you are done destroying, you will be destroyed. When you are done betraying, you will be betrayed.
"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: Since you have not obeyed me by setting your countrymen free, I will set you free to be destroyed by war, disease, and famine. You will be an object of horror to all the nations of the earth.
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
Then he added, "Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given--and you will receive even more.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."
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