Matthew 7:16
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English Standard Version
You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

King James Bible
Ye 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?

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?

Matthew 7:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye shall know (ἐπιγνώσεσθε)

The compound verb indicates full knowledge. Character is satisfactorily tested by its fruits.

Matthew 7:16 Parallel Commentaries

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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 corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

2 Peter 2:10-18 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed...

Jude 1:10-19 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

Do.

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

James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:13
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes wickedness.' But my hand shall not be against you.

Proverbs 20:11
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

Matthew 7:20
Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

Matthew 12:33
"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.

Luke 6:43
"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,

Luke 6:44
for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.

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

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