Matthew 7:16
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New International Version
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

New Living Translation
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

English Standard Version
You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Berean Study Bible
By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Berean Literal Bible
By their fruits you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

New American Standard Bible
"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

King James Bible
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You'll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

International Standard Version
You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren't gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?

NET Bible
You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they?

New Heart English Bible
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But by their fruit you will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will know them by what they produce. "People don't pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they?

New American Standard 1977
“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

King James 2000 Bible
You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

American King James Version
You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

American Standard Version
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Douay-Rheims Bible
By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do [men] gather a bunch of grapes from thorns, or from thistles figs?

English Revised Version
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles:

Weymouth New Testament
By their fruits you will easily recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thorns or figs from brambles?

World English Bible
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Young's Literal Translation
From their fruits ye shall know them; do men gather from thorns grapes? or from thistles figs?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:15-20 Nothing so much prevents men from entering the strait gate, and becoming true followers of Christ, as the carnal, soothing, flattering doctrines of those who oppose the truth. They may be known by the drift and effects of their doctrines. Some part of their temper and conduct is contrary to the mind of Christ. Those opinions come not from God that lead to sin.
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
15Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:13
"As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness'; but my hand shall not be against you.

Proverbs 20:11
It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.

Matthew 7:20
So then, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Matthew 12:33
Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

Luke 6:43
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Luke 6:44
For each tree is known by its own fruit. Indeed, people do not gather figs from thornbushes, or grapes from brambles.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

James 2:18
But someone will say, "You have faith and I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.

James 3:12
My brothers, can a fig tree grow olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

shall.

Matthew 7:20 Why by their fruits you shall know them.

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree …

2 Peter 2:10-18 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, …

Jude 1:10-19 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what …

Do.

Luke 6:43-45 For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt …

James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? either a vine, …

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