Matthew 7:20
New International Version
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

New Living Translation
Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.

English Standard Version
Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

Berean Study Bible
So then, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Berean Literal Bible
Then surely by their fruits you will recognize them.

New American Standard Bible
"So then, you will know them by their fruits.

King James Bible
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Christian Standard Bible
So you'll recognize them by their fruit.

Contemporary English Version
You can tell who the false prophets are by their deeds.

Good News Translation
So then, you will know the false prophets by what they do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So you'll recognize them by their fruit.

International Standard Version
So by their fruit you will know them."

NET Bible
So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore by their fruit you will know them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So you will know them by what they produce.

New American Standard 1977
“So then, you will know them by their fruits.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that by their fruits ye shall know them.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.

American King James Version
Why by their fruits you shall know them.

American Standard Version
Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits then surely ye shall know them.

English Revised Version
Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them,

Weymouth New Testament
So by their fruits at any rate, you will easily recognize them.

World English Bible
Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.
Study Bible
A Tree and its Fruit
19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20So then, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:16
By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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 6:44
For each tree is known by its own fruit. Indeed, people do not gather figs from thornbushes, or grapes from brambles.

James 3:12
My brothers, can a fig tree grow olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Treasury of Scripture

Why by their fruits you shall know them.

Matthew 7:16
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Acts 5:38
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:







Lexicon
So then,
ἄρα¦γε (ara¦ge)
Particle
Strong's Greek 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

by
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

you will recognize
ἐπιγνώσεσθε (epignōsesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1921: From epi and ginosko; to know upon some mark, i.e. Recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge.

them.
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(20) Ye shall know them.--As before, in Matthew 7:16, the word is one which implies knowledge that is full, clear, decisive--such as that to which St. Paul looks forward in the life to come (1Corinthians 13:12).

Verse 20. - (Ver. 16, note.) Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Wherefore (ἄραγε). Ver. 16a is restated, but now in "rigorous logical inference" (Winer, § 53:8. a) from vers. 16b - 18. Since it is a certainty that fruit is the result of inner nature, you shall from these men's fruits fully learn their true character. 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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