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

New Living Translation
A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.

English Standard Version
So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.

New American Standard Bible
"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

King James Bible
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.

International Standard Version
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit.

NET Bible
In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the same way every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

American King James Version
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

American Standard Version
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless tree produces bad fruits.

English Revised Version
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Weymouth New Testament
Just so every good tree produces good fruit, but a poisonous tree produces bad fruit.

World English Bible
Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
so every good tree doth yield good fruits, but the bad tree doth yield evil fruits.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Matthew only. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. The similarity between the fruit and the nature of the tree extends not only to the species, but also to the specimen. Good tree (δένδρον ἀγαθόν); intrinsically sound. Good fruit (καρποὺς καλούς); attractive in the eyes of men. As is the inner character of the tree, so is the obvious nature of the fruit. But a corrupt tree (τὸ δὲ σαπρὸν δένδρον); "the" picturing it. Corrupt; unsound, rotten, worthless (cf. Matthew 13:48); also in the moral world (Ephesians 4:29).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As is the tree, so is its fruit; if the tree is good, it will bring forth good fruit. The tree that brings forth good fruit, is good antecedent to the fruit it produces; it is first good, and then puts forth good fruit: it is not the fruit that makes the tree good, but makes it appear to be so; but it is the goodness of the tree that makes the fruit good. As a good man does, and will do good works, but his works do not make him a good man; he is so before he performs good works, or he would never be able to do them; these make him appear to be a good man: so a good preacher, that has an experimental knowledge of the doctrines of the Gospel, will deliver out sound doctrine, who is first made so by the gifts and graces of the Spirit of God; and by searching the Scriptures, and examining his doctrines by them, he will be known and appear to be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and good doctrine; and such a good minister of the Gospel, out of the good treasure of Gospel truths put into his earthen vessel, will bring forth, from time to time, good and excellent truths, to the edification and profit of those that hear: "but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit"; if the tree is corrupt, the fruit will be corrupt; and as is the preacher, so will be his doctrines: if he is a corrupt preacher, or a man of a corrupt mind, destitute of the truth, his preaching will be such as will tend to corrupt both the principles and practices of men; for such evil men and seducers, out of the evil treasure of false doctrines, which they have received into their judgments, will bring forth, either more secretly or openly, evil tenets in their ministry, which prove of bad consequence to the souls of men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Matthew 7:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Tree and its Fruit
16"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:18
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

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 recognized by its fruit.

Matthew 12:35
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.
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Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

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Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Psalm 92:13,14 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in …

Isaiah 5:3-5 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray …

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; …

Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads …

Luke 13:6-9 He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted …

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

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Matthew 12:33-35 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree …

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …

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