Matthew 7:20

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 7:20

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So then, you will know them by their fruits.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So by their fruits you will get knowledge of them.
- Basic English Bible

By their fruits then surely ye shall know them.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them,
- Webster's Bible

So by their fruits at any rate, you will easily recognize them.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.
- World English Bible

Therfor of her fruytis ye schulen knowe hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 7:20

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:20


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!

7:21 Not every one - That is, no one that saith, Lord, Lord - That makes a mere profession of me and my religion, shall enter - Whatever their false teachers may assure them to the contrary: He that doth the will of my Father - as I have now declared it. Observe: every thing short of this is only saying, Lord, Lord. #Luke 6:46|.

7:22 We have prophesied - We have declared the mysteries of thy kingdom, wrote books; preached excellent sermons: In thy name done many wonderful works - So that even the working of miracles is no proof that a man has saving faith.


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