New International Version
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
King James Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.
World English Bible
A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.
Young's Literal Translation
A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit - Love to God and man is the root of the good tree; and from this principle all its fruit is found. To teach, as some have done, that a state of salvation may be consistent with the greatest crimes, (such as murder and adultery in David), or that the righteous necessarily sin in all their best works, is really to make the good tree bring forth bad fruit, and to give the lie to the Author of eternal truth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryNovember 22. "Cast the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye" (Matt. vii. 5).
"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Two Paths
The Mote and the Beam
Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force must Inevitably be Accepted by Men of the Present Day.
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
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