Matthew 7:17

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 7:17

Euen so, euery good tree bringeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bringeth forth euill fruit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so, every good tree gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit.
- Basic English Bible

So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless tree produces bad fruits.
- Darby Bible

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
- Webster's Bible

Just so every good tree produces good fruit, but a poisonous tree produces bad fruit.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.
- World English Bible

So euery good tre makith good fruytis; but an yuel tre makith yuel fruytis.
- Wycliffe Bible

so every good tree doth yield good fruits, but the bad tree doth yield evil fruits.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 7:17

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:17


7:15 Beware of false prophets - Who in their preaching describe a broad way to heaven: it is their prophesying, their teaching the broad way, rather than their walking in it themselves, that is here chiefly spoken of. All those are false prophets, who teach any other way than that our Lord hath here marked out. In sheep's clothing - With outside religion and fair professions of love: Wolves - Not feeding, but destroying souls.

7:16 By their fruits ye shall know them - A short, plain, easy rule, whereby to know true from false prophets: and one that may be applied by people of the weakest capacity, who are not accustomed to deep reasoning. True prophets convert sinners to God, or at least confirm and strengthen those that are converted. False prophets do not. They also are false prophets, who though speaking the very truth, yet are not sent by the Spirit of God, but come in their own name, to declare it: their grand mark is, Not turning men from the power of Satan to God. #Luke 6:43,44|.

7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree good fruit - But it is certain, the goodness or badness here mentioned respects the doctrine, rather than the personal character. For a bad man preaching the good doctrine here delivered, is sometimes an instrument of converting sinners to God. Yet I do not aver, that all are true prophets who speak the truth, and thereby convert sinners. I only affirm, that none are such who do not.

7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire - How dreadful then is the condition of that teacher who hath brought no sinners to God!


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