Matthew 12:35
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.

English Standard Version
The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Berean Study Bible
The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.

Berean Literal Bible
The good man out of his good treasure puts forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure puts forth evil things.

New American Standard Bible
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

King James Bible
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Christian Standard Bible
A good person produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil person produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.

Contemporary English Version
Good people bring good things out of their hearts, but evil people bring evil things out of their hearts.

Good News Translation
A good person brings good things out of a treasure of good things; a bad person brings bad things out of a treasure of bad things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.

International Standard Version
A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.

NET Bible
The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury.

New Heart English Bible
The good person out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man from a good treasure brings good things, and an evil man from evil treasure brings evil things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Good people do the good things that are in them. But evil people do the evil things that are in them.

New American Standard 1977
“The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

King James 2000 Bible
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

American King James Version
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

American Standard Version
The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Darby Bible Translation
The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

English Revised Version
The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.

Weymouth New Testament
A good man from his good store produces good things, and a bad man from his bad store produces bad things.

World English Bible
The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

Young's Literal Translation
The good man out of the good treasure of the heart doth put forth the good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure doth put forth evil things.
Study Bible
Good and Bad Fruit
34You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. 35The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure. 36But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:20
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked has little worth.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of judgment.

Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.

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

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Matthew 13:52
Then He told them, "For this reason, every scribe who has been discipled in the kingdom of heaven is like a homeowner who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."

Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Treasury of Scripture

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

good man.

Matthew 13:52
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Psalm 37:30,31
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment…

Proverbs 10:20,21
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth…

and an.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

good
ἀγαθὸς (agathos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

brings
ἐκβάλλει (ekballei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

good things
ἀγαθά (agatha)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

his
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

good
ἀγαθοῦ (agathou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

store of treasure,
θησαυροῦ (thēsaurou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2344: A store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store. From tithemi; a deposit, i.e. Wealth.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil
πονηρὸς (ponēros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

brings
ἐκβάλλει (ekballei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

evil things
πονηρά (ponēra)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

his
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil
πονηροῦ (ponērou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

store of treasure.
θησαυροῦ (thēsaurou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2344: A store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store. From tithemi; a deposit, i.e. Wealth.
(35) A good man out of the good treasure.--A whole parable is wrapt up in this last word. Every thought and desire of a man is added to the ever accumulating store of such desires or thoughts in the inner chamber of his heart, and thence passes out into word or deed. In the ideal division of the context, which excludes neutrality, the treasure is either simply good or simply evil. Practically, it might seem as if the character of most men implied a treasure of good and evil mingled in ever-varying proportion, but that thought is traversed in its turn by the fact that if there is not the unity of goodness which comes from the love of God, there must be the distraction and diversity that come from the love of self, and that this makes the treasure predominantly evil. The poison of worldliness acts in such a case with accumulative power. The same image reappears in reference to the intellectual side of the religious life in Matthew 13:52.

Verse 35. - A good man out of the good treasure of the heart; out of his good treasure (Revised Version), of the heart being added in the Received Text from Luke 6:45. Treasure (Matthew 2:11, note). "Vere thesaurus est in quovis heroine, et copia latens" (Bengel); cf. also Matthew 13:52. Bringeth forth good things: and an (the, Revised Version) evil man out of the (his, Revised Version) evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Bringeth forth (ἐκβάλλει, but Luke προφέρει). Matthew regards the receptacle from which, Luke the outer world into which, the things are brought. 12:33-37 Men's language discovers what country they are of, likewise what manner of spirit they are of. The heart is the fountain, words are the streams. A troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring, must send forth muddy and unpleasant streams. Nothing but the salt of grace, cast into the spring, will heal the waters, season the speech, and purify the corrupt communication. An evil man has an evil treasure in his heart, and out of it brings forth evil things. Lusts and corruptions, dwelling and reigning in the heart, are an evil treasure, out of which the sinner brings forth bad words and actions, to dishonour God, and hurt others. Let us keep constant watch over ourselves, that we may speak words agreeable to the Christian character.
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