Matthew 7:17
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.

Berean Study Bible
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Berean Literal Bible
So every good tree bears good fruits, but the rotten tree bears bad fruits.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.

Good News Translation
A healthy tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad 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.

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

New American Standard 1977
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears 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.
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
16By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear 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 known by its fruit.

Matthew 12:35
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.

Treasury of Scripture

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

every.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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

Isaiah 5:3-5
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard…

but.

Matthew 12:33-35
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit…

Jude 1:12
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;







Lexicon
Likewise,
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

good
ἀγαθὸν (agathon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

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

bears
ποιεῖ (poiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person 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
καλοὺς (kalous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

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

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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.

bears
ποιεῖ (poiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person 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
πονηροὺς (ponērous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

fruit.
καρποὺς (karpous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.
(17, 18) Even so every good tree. . . .--The two verses state nearly the same fact, but each presents a different aspect. First it is stated as a matter of practical experience, then the general fact is referred to a necessary law. If the tree is corrupt, i.e., rotten or decayed at the core, it cannot bring forth good fruit. If there is falseness in the teaching, or in the man, it will sooner or later show itself in his life, and then, even though we judge of the doctrine on other ground, we should cease to feel confidence in the guidance of the teacher.

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). 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.
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