Matthew 7:18
New International Version
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot 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
A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.

Berean Study Bible
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

Berean Literal Bible
A good tree is not able to bear bad fruits, nor a bad tree to bear good fruits.

New American Standard Bible
"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

King James Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Christian Standard Bible
A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree 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 cannot bear bad fruit, and a poor tree cannot bear good fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

International Standard Version
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

NET Bible
A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit.

New Heart English Bible
A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good tree is not able to produce bad fruit, neither a bad tree to produce good fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

New American Standard 1977
“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

American King James Version
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

American Standard Version
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.

English Revised Version
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Weymouth New Testament
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a poisonous tree good fruit.

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.
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
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. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:17
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 7:19
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

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

Treasury of Scripture

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

cannot.

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

1 John 3:9,10
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God…







Lexicon
[A] 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.

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

bear
ποιεῖν (poiein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
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.

[and 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.

cannot
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.

bear
ποιεῖν (poiein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
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.
Verse 18. - Parallel passage: Luke 6:43 (cf. also infra, Matthew 12:33). A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. This correspondence of external product to internal character is necessary. It cannot (emphatic) be otherwise. It' the heart is good, good results follow; therefore, he implies, if good results are not seen in these "false prophets," it is because of their real character. A bad life cannot but spring from a worthless heart. Of course, our Lord deals only with the general rule. There are apparent anomalies in the world of spirit as of nature. Bring forth... bring forth; ἐνεγκεῖν (Westcott and Herr)... ποιεῖν. A good tree cannot have bad fruit hanging on it; a rotten or worthless tree cannot, with all its efforts, produce good fruit. 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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