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Hearing and Doing

24 “Everyone[a] who hears these words of mine and does them is like[b] a wise man[c] who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the flood[d] came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation had been laid on rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 7:24 tn Grk “Therefore everyone.” Here οὖν (oun) has not been translated.
  2. Matthew 7:24 tn Grk “will be like.” The same phrase occurs in v. 26.
  3. Matthew 7:24 tn Here and in v. 26 the Greek text reads ἀνήρ (anēr), while the parallel account in Luke 6:47-49 uses ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos) in vv. 48 and 49.
  4. Matthew 7:25 tn Grk “the rivers.”

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