Matthew 7:2

New Testament

1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. 3 Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own?

Testament of Zebulun 5:3

Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs

I And now, my children, I bid you to keep the commands of the Lord, and to show mercy to your neighbours, and to have compassion towards all, not towards men only, but also towards, beasts. For all this thing's sake the Lord blessed me, and when all my brethren were sick, I escaped without sickness, for the Lord knoweth the purposes of each. Have, therefore, compassion in your hearts, my children, because even as a man doeth to his neighbour, even so also will the Lord do to him. For the sons of my brethren were sickening and were dying on account of Joseph, because they showed not mercy in their hearts; but my sons were preserved without sickness, as ye know. And when I was in the land of Canaan, by the sea-coast, I made a catch of fish for Jacob my father; and when many were choked in the sea, I continued unhurt.

 Notes and References

"... While Matthew 5:43–48 is in line with the original context of the love command in Leviticus 19:17–18 as it is developed in the Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs with regard to the figure of Joseph, Matthew 19:16–22 follows a second option of application, namely, charitable love, as it appears in the Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs, namely, in the Testament(s) of Issachar (and Zebulon). (See especially Testament of Issachar 5.2 and Testament of Zebulon 5.1–8.3) This analogy presents exemplary evidence that Matthew is firmly rooted in early Jewish Torah paraenesis ..."

Konradt, Matthias "The Love Command in Matthew, James, and the Didache" in Sandt, Hubertus Waltherus Maria van de, and Jürgen Zangenberg (eds.) Matthew, James, and Didache: Three Related Documents in Their Jewish and Christian Settings (pp. 271-288) Society of Biblical Literature, 2008

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