7. Concerning the Ground of the Kingdom People's
Living and Work
13 1Enter in through the anarrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that 2leads to 3bdestruction, and many are those who enter through it.
14 Because 1anarrow is the bgate and constricted is the cway that leads to 2life, and dfew are those who find it.
15 Beware of afalse prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are 1ravenous bwolves.
16 By their afruits you will recognize them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or bfigs from thistles?
17 Even so every agood tree produces bgood fruit, but the corrupt tree produces cbad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and acast into the fire.
20 So then, by their afruits you will recognize them.
21 Not every one who says to Me, aLord, Lord, will 1benter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who cdoes the dwill of My Father who is in the heavens.
22 Many will say to Me in 1that day, Lord, Lord, was it not in Your name that we prophesied, and in Your name acast out demons, and in Your name did many bworks of power?
23 And then I will declare to them: I never 1aknew you. bDepart from Me, you workers of clawlessness.
24 aEvery one therefore who hears these words of Mine and bdoes them shall be likened to a cprudent man who built his house upon the 1drock.
25 And the 1rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blew, and they beat against that house; and it did 2not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 And every one who hears these words of Mine and does anot do them shall be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the 1sand.
27 And the arain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blew, and they dashed against that house; and it 1fell, and its fall was great.
28 And when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were aastounded at His teaching,
29 For He taught them aas One having 1bauthority and not like their scribes.