7:3 Why 1 do you see the speck 2 in your brother’s eye, but fail to see 3 the beam of wood 4 in your own?
7:4 Or how can you say 5 to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own?
7:5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 sn The term translated speck refers to a small piece of wood, chaff, or straw; see L&N 3.66.
3 tn Or “do not notice.”
4 sn The term beam of wood refers to a very big piece of wood, the main beam of a building, in contrast to the speck in the other’s eye (L&N 7.78).
5 tn Grk “how will you say?”