Matthew 12:34

“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being euil, speake good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

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Other Translations

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
- King James Version

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.
- Basic English Bible

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
- Darby Bible

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.
- Webster's Bible

O vipers' brood, how can you speak what is good when you are evil? For it is from the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks.
- Weymouth Bible

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
- World English Bible

Ye generacioun of eddris, hou moun ye speke goode thingis, whanne ye ben yuele? For the mouth spekith of plente of the herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:34


12:34 In another kind likewise, the tree is known by its fruit - Namely, the heart by the conversation.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:34


Mt 12:34,35 Generation of vipers. Poisonous, evil and dangerous, like vipers. How can ye, etc.? Their hearts were thoroughly evil, hence they could only speak and do evil, for "out of the good treasure of the heart the mouth speaketh". On the other hand, the "good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things".

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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