Matthew 3:8

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
- King James Version

"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

  • Christine
    Jesus is born then he is a man. What happened as he grew? Why do we baptize babies now? Did he make his holy communion?
  • Irene123
    There are some who believe that the 'mystery' of God cannot be known. But, It has been 'revealed' in His Word - Eph. 1:9; Col.1:26; Eph. 3:9
  • Wayne
    Baptism is not essential for salvation. Romans 6 and 1 Peter 3. Ephesians 2:8-10.
  • Irene123
    Jesus, as a baby, wasn't baptized because - NO babies are baptized in the Bible. A child has to be old enough to UNDERSTAND Acts 2:38. Peter said be baptized in the NAME of Jesus; Matt. 28:19 says the same thing - baptizing them in the NAME of; Jesus is the Father, and the son (flesh) and the Holy Ghost (Spirit). 1Tim. 3:16 - " ..... GOD was manifest (as the body of Jesus) in the flesh.
  • Kenzie a 11 year old
    It's. Amazing that Jesus did not get baptized When he was born because he is Jesus..........but this is one of my favorite bible story's
  • Irene123
    I've seen comments that John the Baptist was born with the Holy Ghost Jesus CHRIST was not. Notice Jesus is called Christ, which means anointed. The Holy Ghost is the - anointing, the anointing is God's spirit. The FULLNESS of the Godhead was in Jesus Jesus is God MANIFEST.

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