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In the King James Version of the Bible the text re: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see planj to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. The World English Bible translates the passage as: You hypocrite! For a collection of other versions see BibleHub Matthew Analysis[ edit ] This verse continues the metaphor of a person with a plank in their own eye who criticizes someone for a speck in that person's eye.

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Strong's Greek Yours, thy, thine.

Do you remember what you were when you first got saved? As I have gotten older hopefully more mature and wiser I have learned to relax when listening to and dealing with other people. From su; thine. In these verses the "eye" is usually taken as belonging solely to the illustration, and as not itself representing any one object.

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Our Lord is here speaking of the relation of believers to fellow-believers. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Once you expose the shadow for what it is, its game is over.

Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, My interpretation of Scripture was right. It may be so, but it has been used so recently Matthew of the spiritual sense that it is more natural to take it so here.

In that, he is a classic prophet; he does not merely expose the shadow, but attacks the real problem, which is the ego and the arrogance of people misusing power. When we have wrestled with and overcome our own besetting sins, then, and not till then, shall we be able, with the insight and tact which the work demands, to help others to overcome theirs. Share this. eys

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The beam. The Serious Iin of a Speck and a Plank? Once you have complete information, then make a fair decision on the matter.

Hill sees this statement as in the same spirit as the famous "He who is without sin" teaching of John If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. For a collection of other versions see BibleHub Matthew Analysis[ edit ] This verse continues the metaphor of a person with a plank in their own eye who criticizes someone for a speck in that person's eye.

First cast out the beam out of thine own eye, In ver. You put yourself in the seat of final judgment and pronounce damnation upon a person.

And why - when it is so contrary to common sense - beholdest thou the mote, etc.? Night and day among the tombs and on ni mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.

See clearly. The focus should always be in one's own faults, not their neighbor's. And if he refuses to listen even ij the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

What did jesus mean by judging?

Sometimes the people who are nitpicking the sins of others are guilty of far worse themselves. The hypocrisy is all the greater because it does not know itself to be hypocritical. This is the heart of what Jesus was getting at. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers 3 Why beholdest thou the mote.

The serious humor of a speck and a plank?

It is the same today. The censorious man sees any fault, however small, readily enough in others, but does not see the much greater fault which he himself as a matter of fact has - his own censoriousness. Power, perks, prestige symbols, ete material possessions are the normal armor of the ego.

Pulpit Commentary Verses In this case the thought of the passage is of faults existing in a man's spiritual sense hindering his spiritual vision. Bathra,' 15b, Rabbi Jochanan third century A.

I know he was the son of a carpenter, but that was not the driving motivation behind this statement. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out. Like illustrations have been found in the proverbs and satires of every country, all teaching that men are keen-sighted fye to the faults of others, blind as to their own. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

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