New International Version
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
King James Bible
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do [men] gather a bunch of grapes from thorns, or from thistles figs?
World English Bible
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Young's Literal Translation
From their fruits ye shall know them; do men gather from thorns grapes? or from thistles figs?
Matthew 7:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall know them by their fruits - Fruits, in the Scripture and Jewish phraseology, are taken for works of any kind. "A man's works," says one, "are the tongue of his heart, and tell honestly whether he is inwardly corrupt or pure." By these works you may distinguish (επιγνωσεσθε) these ravenous wolves from true pastors. The judgment formed of a man by his general conduct is a safe one: if the judgment be not favorable to the person, that is his fault, as you have your opinion of him from his works, i.e. the confession of his own heart.
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"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without …
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1 Samuel 24:13
As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you.
Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
"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 recognized by its fruit.
"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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