How can you say to another believer, 'Friend, let me take the piece of sawdust out of your eye,' when you don't see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye. Then you will see clearly to remove the piece of sawdust from another believer's eye. 43
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit. 44
Each tree is known by its fruit. You don't pick figs from thorny plants or grapes from a thornbush. 45
Good people do the good that is in them. But evil people do the evil that is in them. The things people say come from inside them.
46"Why do you call me Lord but don't do what I tell you? 47"I will show you what everyone who comes to me, hears what I say, and obeys it is like. 48He is like a person who dug down to bedrock to lay the foundation of his home. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house. But the house couldn't be washed away because it had a good foundation. 49The person who hears [what I say] but doesn't obey it is like someone who built a house on the ground without any foundation. The floodwaters pushed against it, and that house quickly collapsed and was destroyed."