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

New Living Translation
"A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit.

English Standard Version
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,

Berean Study Bible
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Berean Literal Bible
For there is no good tree producing bad fruit, nor again a bad tree producing good fruit.

New American Standard Bible
"For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

King James Bible
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Christian Standard Bible
"A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.

Contemporary English Version
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.

Good News Translation
"A healthy tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a poor tree bear good fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.

International Standard Version
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit,

NET Bible
"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,

New Heart English Bible
For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There is not a good tree that produces bad fruit, neither a bad tree that produces good fruit,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit.

New American Standard 1977
“For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit; nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

American King James Version
For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

American Standard Version
For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit; nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
For there is no good tree which produces corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree which produces good fruit;

English Revised Version
For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Weymouth New Testament
"There is no good tree that yields unsound fruit, nor again any unsound tree that yields good fruit.

World English Bible
For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
'For there is not a good tree making bad fruit, nor a bad tree making good fruit;
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
42How can you say, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while you yourself fail to see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 43No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44For each tree is known by its own fruit. Indeed, people do not gather figs from thornbushes, or grapes from brambles.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:16
By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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 known by its fruit.

Luke 6:42
How can you say, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' while you yourself fail to see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

Treasury of Scripture

For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Psalm 92:12-14
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…

Isaiah 5:4
What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.







Lexicon
No
Οὐ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

good
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

tree
δένδρον (dendron)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1186: A tree. Probably from drus; a tree.

bears
ποιοῦν (poioun)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

bad
σαπρόν (sapron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4550: Rotten, useless, corrupt, depraved. From sepo; rotten, i.e. Worthless.

fruit,
καρπὸν (karpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

[does]
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

[a] bad
σαπρὸν (sapron)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4550: Rotten, useless, corrupt, depraved. From sepo; rotten, i.e. Worthless.

tree
δένδρον (dendron)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1186: A tree. Probably from drus; a tree.

bear
ποιοῦν (poioun)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

good
καλόν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

fruit.
καρπὸν (karpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.
(43-46) For a good tree bringeth not forth . . .--See Notes on Matthew 7:16-21. Here again, judging by what we find in St. Matthew, there may have been missing links; but even without them the conjunction "for" does not lose its force. The good tree of a Christ-like life cannot bring forth the "corrupt fruit" (better, perhaps, rotten fruit) of censorious judgment; the rotten tree of hypocrisy cannot bring forth the "good fruit "of the power to reform and purify the lives of others. The tree of life (i.e., the wisdom of perfect holiness, comp. Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 11:30), whose leaves are for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2), is of quite another character than that.

Verses 43, 44. - For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For a religious teacher ever to work any real work of good, the first requirement is that he should be known as a faithful doer of the thing he advocates. He must be intensely in earnest, and to be in earnest he must be real. This is emphatically what the religious scribes of Israel were not. This portion of the report of the great sermon, at one period of the Church's history possessed a special importance. It was used as one of the foundations of the system of dualism taught in the once widespread Manichaean heresy, which apparently reached its culminating period of popularity in the fifth century. This heretical school taught that there were two original principles - one good, from which good proceeded; one evil, from which evil came; that there were two races of men, having severally their descent from the one and from the other. The Manichaean teachers, while rejecting many of the Christian doctrines, made much of the sermon on the mount, calling it the "Divine discourse," mainly on account of the statement we are here discussing. Yet here, when the words of Jesus are carefully considered, there is no assertion of Manichaean dualism, neither does the Master hint that there is anything irrevocably fixed in men's natures, so that some can never become good, and others never evil, but only that, so long as a man is as an evil tree, he cannot bring forth good fruit; that if he would do good he must first be good (see here Augustine, 'Contra Faust.,' 32:7; and 'De Serm. Dom. in Mon.,' 11. 24; 'Contra Adimant.,' 26, etc., in Archbishop Trench's 'Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount,' pp. 309, 310). For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. This imagery is taken from what is a common sight in Palestine; behind rough hedges of thorn and of the prickly pear, fig-trees are often seen completely covered with the twining tendrils of vine branches. 6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.
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