Matthew 12:35
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New International Version
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.

New Living Translation
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.

English Standard Version
The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Berean Study Bible
The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.

Berean Literal Bible
The good man out of his good treasure puts forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure puts forth evil things.

New American Standard Bible
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

King James Bible
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.

International Standard Version
A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.

NET Bible
The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury.

New Heart English Bible
The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man from a good treasure brings good things, and an evil man from evil treasure brings evil things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Good people do the good things that are in them. But evil people do the evil things that are in them.

New American Standard 1977
“The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

King James 2000 Bible
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

American King James Version
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

American Standard Version
The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Darby Bible Translation
The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

English Revised Version
The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.

Weymouth New Testament
A good man from his good store produces good things, and a bad man from his bad store produces bad things.

World English Bible
The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

Young's Literal Translation
The good man out of the good treasure of the heart doth put forth the good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure doth put forth evil things.
Study Bible
Good and Bad Fruit
34You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. 35The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure. 36But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:20
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Matthew 7:17
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Matthew 13:52
Then He told them, "For this reason, every scribe who has been discipled in the kingdom of heaven is like a homeowner who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."

Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Treasury of Scripture

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

good man.

Matthew 13:52 Then said he to them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed …

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment…

Proverbs 10:20,21 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked …

Proverbs 12:6,17-19 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth …

Proverbs 15:4,23,28 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is …

Proverbs 16:21-23 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the …

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver…

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you …

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Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

(35) A good man out of the good treasure.--A whole parable is wrapt up in this last word. Every thought and desire of a man is added to the ever accumulating store of such desires or thoughts in the inner chamber of his heart, and thence passes out into word or deed. In the ideal division of the context, which excludes neutrality, the treasure is either simply good or simply evil. Practically, it might seem as if the character of most men implied a treasure of good and evil mingled in ever-varying proportion, but that thought is traversed in its turn by the fact that if there is not the unity of goodness which comes from the love of God, there must be the distraction and diversity that come from the love of self, and that this makes the treasure predominantly evil. The poison of worldliness acts in such a case with accumulative power. The same image reappears in reference to the intellectual side of the religious life in Matthew 13:52.

Verse 35. - A good man out of the good treasure of the heart; out of his good treasure (Revised Version), of the heart being added in the Received Text from Luke 6:45. Treasure (Matthew 2:11, note). "Vere thesaurus est in quovis heroine, et copia latens" (Bengel); cf. also Matthew 13:52. Bringeth forth good things: and an (the, Revised Version) evil man out of the (his, Revised Version) evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Bringeth forth (ἐκβάλλει, but Luke προφέρει). Matthew regards the receptacle from which, Luke the outer world into which, the things are brought. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart,.... "A good man", is a regenerated man, one that is renewed by the Spirit of God, a believer in Christ, a sincere lover of him, and one that follows him, wheresoever he goes, and who has the grace of God implanted in him: for "the good treasure the heart", is not what he is naturally possessed of, but what is put into him: and is no other than the superabundant grace of God, or that grace for grace, which he has received out of Christ's fulness, and the rich experience of it he is blessed with: and may well be called a "treasure"; for as a treasure is a collection of riches, so this consists of various graces, each of which is more precious than gold, silver, and precious stones; a "good" one, both from the quality and quantity of it; and "of the heart", though this is left out in many copies, from the seat and subject of it; and out of this the gracious man

bringeth forth good things; tells his experience, speaks of what God has done for his soul; says many things to the glory of the grace of God; of the person, offices, blood, righteousness, and fulness of Christ; and of the operations and influences of the blessed Spirit; and which are pleasant, profitable, useful, and edifying to the saints:

and an evil man, out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. The "evil man", is a man as he was born; who is wholly flesh, carnal, and in a state of nature; destitute of the Spirit, and having no principle of grace in him: "the evil treasure", is the corruption of his nature, the desperate wickedness of his heart; and those swarms of lusts, and all manner of sin that dwell there; from whence are continually proceeding evil and corrupt communications, which not only defile himself, but others; and among the rest, not only vain words and unprofitable talk, but blasphemies against God, Christ, and the blessed Spirit; all which men will be accountable for another day. 35. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things—or, "putteth forth good things":

and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things—or "putteth forth evil things." The word "putteth" indicates the spontaneity of what comes from the heart; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaketh. We have here a new application of a former saying (see on [1282]Mt 7:16-20). Here, the sentiment is, "There are but two kingdoms, interests, parties—with the proper workings of each: If I promote the one, I cannot belong to the other; but they that set themselves in wilful opposition to the kingdom of light openly proclaim to what other kingdom they belong. As for you, in what ye have now uttered, ye have but revealed the venomous malignity of your hearts."12:33-37 Men's language discovers what country they are of, likewise what manner of spirit they are of. The heart is the fountain, words are the streams. A troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring, must send forth muddy and unpleasant streams. Nothing but the salt of grace, cast into the spring, will heal the waters, season the speech, and purify the corrupt communication. An evil man has an evil treasure in his heart, and out of it brings forth evil things. Lusts and corruptions, dwelling and reigning in the heart, are an evil treasure, out of which the sinner brings forth bad words and actions, to dishonour God, and hurt others. Let us keep constant watch over ourselves, that we may speak words agreeable to the Christian character.
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