“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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