Summary: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
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Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
a [Judge not, that ye be not judged] Do not find fault with anyone except yourself or you will expose your own criminal tendencies and disposition.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
a [For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged] Main reason not to do this (Galatians 6:7-8).
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
a[mocked] Greek: mukterizomai (GSN-3456), to turn up the nose at. Only here
b[for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap ...] The 2nd and last New
Testament prophecy in Galatians (Galatians 5:7-9). This is an unfailing and
unchangeable law (Genesis 1:11-12,21,24-25,29).
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
a [For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting] Just as surely as everything in nature reproduces after its kind, harvests being as sure as the sowings, so every man will reap what he sows and be responsible for his own destiny (Galatians 6:7-8). It is folly to talk about reaping eternal life when one sows to the flesh (Galatians 6:8; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Romans 1:29-32). It is equal folly to talk about being lost if one sows to the Spirit.
Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
a[mote] Greek: karphos (GSN-2595), a twig, straw, chaff, or any particle of dust
concentrate upon the splinter in your brother’s eye, if you are blind to the log in your
Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
a[dissimulation] Greek: anupokritos (GSN-505), undisguised, a real thing (2 Cor.
b[Abhor that which is evil] Hate, detest, and loathe all evil.
c[cleave to that which is good] Be cemented or glued to the good.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
a [affectioned one to another with brotherly love] Love with brotherly affection.
b [honour preferring one another] Be forward to honor others.
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
a [slothful in business] Never be lazy, slothful, and careless.
b [fervent in spirit] Maintain zeal to the boiling point.
c [serving the Lord] Put your life into service for God whether or not you receive personal gain and applause.
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
a [Rejoicing in hope] Let your hope be a joy to you.
b [patient in tribulation] Show patience in all your troubles.
c [continuing instant in prayer] Live in fervent prayer to God.
Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
a [Distributing to the necessity of saints] Contribute to needy saints.
b [given to hospitality] Make a practice of hospitality.
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
a [Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not] Bless your habitual persecutors.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
a [Rejoice with them that do rejoice] Take a lively interest in blessings and prosperity of others without grudging.
b [weep with them that weep] Show genuine compassion for others.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
a [Be of the same mind one toward another] Live in harmony and of one accord.
b [Mind not high things] Do not be unlawfully ambitious to be rich and powerful. Do not shun the poor, courting great men.