Matthew 12:33

“Either make the tree good, and his fruit good: Or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: For the tree is knowen by his fruit.”

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Other Translations

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.
- King James Version

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for by its fruit you will get knowledge of the tree.
- Basic English Bible

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt. For from the fruit the tree is known.
- Darby Bible

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.
- Webster's Bible

Either grant the tree to be wholesome and its fruit wholesome, or the tree poisonous and its fruit poisonous; for the tree is known by its fruit.
- Weymouth Bible

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.
- World English Bible

Ethir make ye the tree good, and his fruyt good; ether make ye the tree yuel and his fruyt yuel; for a tree is knowun of the fruyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad, for from the fruit is the tree known.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:33


12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt - That is, you must allow, they are both good, or both bad. - For if the fruit is good, so is the tree; if the fruit is evil, so is the tree also. For the tree is known by its fruit - As if he had said, Ye may therefore know me by my fruits. By my converting sinners to God, you may know that God hath sent me. #Mt 7:16|; Luke 6:43.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:33


Mt 12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good. The principle is announced in Mt 7:20 that the tree is known by its fruits. If his own life and works were evil, then he might be evil and aided by Satan, but if good, then his power was from God.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Cynthia
    I have been told so many times that you don't work on the sabbath. I am glad now that I read it myself to know that is not true. You can do good and help one another any day.
  • Agatha Motsamai
    What does this verse reveals to us in nowadays
  • D W L
    Jesus is in the Bible 943 times Our Father is 253 times Jehovah is in the Bible 4 times Jesus said ask the Father in my name and he will do it.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 15-21 educate us of GOD's timing; we learn of another important moment in TIME when Jehovah / GOD 'once again' teaches us how great is HIS love for all mankind (as it relate to SALVATION); at this moment in Time GOD is preparing to mightily send the good-news of SALVATION through all the gentiles-lands: Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, England, then across the sea to all of the Americas ...,
  • Bruce
    Neil: Verse 24: Pharisees Said Jesus is Casting Out Devils by Beelzebub The Prince of Devils. Verses 31-32: Speaking Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Will not be Forgiven, Never/ Not Believing is Not Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost. All are Non-believers.Only When The Father Calls(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1John 1:9) Washed by His Blood(Revelation 1:5) Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8)
  • Bruce
    Steve Read Verse 24. Their Saying Christ is Casting Out devils by Beelzebub( Calling The Holy Ghost The Prince of Devils)

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