Matthew 7:18

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A good tree cannot bring forth euil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit.
- Basic English Bible

A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.
- Darby Bible

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
- Webster's Bible

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a poisonous tree good fruit.
- Weymouth Bible

A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.
- World English Bible

A good tre may not make yuel fruytis, nethir an yuel tre make good fruytis.
- Wycliffe Bible

A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:18


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:18


Mt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit. The Lord points to the uniform law of nature. Every tree bears after its kind. The same principle holds good in the moral world. A good man will show forth good deeds, while a bad man will bear fruit according to his nature.

Discussion for Matthew 7:18

  • Caitlyn for verse 18
    I love this verse. I love reading the book of Matthew.I think the book of Matthew is AMAZING!I am doing Bible Quiz!!

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