A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Beam / plank in one's own eye


A reference to the hypocrisy of someone noticing the minor faults of others, yet ignoring their own major failings.


One of Jesus' homely images in the Sermon on the Mount, this saying advocates humility and a greater sensitivity to one's own sin than to that of others. Jesus the carpenter would have been very familiar with dust and planks!

Bible References

Matthew 7:4-5
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