Matthew 3:8

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your change of heart be seen in your works:
- Basic English Bible

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.
- Darby Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!
- World English Bible

Therfor do ye worthi fruyte of penaunce,
- Wycliffe Bible

bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:8


3:8 Repentance is of two sorts; that which is termed legal, and that which is styled evangelical repentance. The former (which is the same that is spoken of here) is a thorough conviction of sin. The latter is a change of heart (and consequently of life) from all sin to all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:8


Mt 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. There is no repentance whatever unless there is a change of life as the result. The change of life is the proof of the change of heart.

Discussion for Matthew 3

  • Irene123
    Tilda; 'we' don't 'accept' Christ; if you'll read the Gospels as Jesus gathered His disciples - he 'called' everyone of them; as He passed by them, they didn't say, "Hey, lets follow Jesus." John 15:16; Matt. 20:16. Jesus knows who will obey Him. Judas Iscariot was chosen to fulfill phrophecy - John 13:18, "......... I know whom i have chosen.............."
  • Quaye stephen
    I luv Matthew scripture
  • Paul
    That verse may have just become my favorite too!
  • Ajewole
    Jesus is our master in humility.If Jesus baptized John that day,it would cause division in the church.John baptized Jesus to fulfill all righteousness and to perfect our humility towards brethren.
  • Tracy etienne
    Thank you for sharing the word
  • Chuck
    jesus left the glories of heaven for 33yrs to be the sinless sacrifice for lost
    humanity yet people today still try to establish there own rightteusness
    by every false reason to get to heaven yet end up in hell with a false
    and fatal view how am i right before a holy GOD.

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