Matthew 7:20

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Discussion for Matthew 7:20

  • Thomas Ellis for verse 20
    When he said this, Jesus was addressing the question of how to distinguish between authentic and false prophets. To put it another way, He was providing a fool proof litmus test for evaluating others ' belief systems we judge them not by the words they use even if they claim "I have been saved " or "I believe... " but rather by the way in which their beliefs whatever they may be manifest themselves in their conduct in the world, and the effects they have on others. "Fruits " GK karpon means the same as "fruition " you can evaluate another person 's belief system only by whether or not their actions have a beneficial and inspiring effect on others around them whether they are kind, decent, and helpful, or self righteous, mean spirited, and oppressive.
  • Ralph De jesu for verse 20
    Action speaks louder than words, if one is of the lord Jesus, Jesus will do works of obedience through them for God and their salvation; not works of men for men.

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