47 Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and [a]acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:48 he is like a man building a house, who [b]dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when there was a flood, the river burst against that house and yet it could not shake it, because it had been well built.49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; and the river burst against it and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”
22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves.23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [a]natural face in a mirror;24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, [b]he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.25 But one who has looked intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but [c]an active doer, this person will be blessed in [d]what he does.
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