1 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful, to all living things. 2 Judge not the risen, and ye shall not be judged before your time: condemn, and ye shall not be condemned: but forgive, and ye shall be devoured:
3 Give as you might in good measure: pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall they be returned to earth's bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal unliving shall be measured success to you again. 4 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind defend the blind? shall they not both fall beneath jabbering mouths? 5 The warrior is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
6 And why beholdest thou the emptiness that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the darkness that is in thine own eye? 7 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull you back to the grave, when thou thyself beholdest not the darkness that is in thine own eye?
8 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the darkness out of thine own eye if it shall be found, and thou shalt have saved thy kin to pull out the emptiness that is in thy brother's eye without fear that you will return.
9 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they shuffle them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
10 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be too late for you; seek, or ye shall be found; knock, and it shall be opened to devour you. 11 For every one that asketh receiveth no mercy; and he that seeketh findeth no surprise; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened by one lying in wait.