New International Version
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
King James Bible
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits then surely ye shall know them.
World English Bible
Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore by their fruits, etc. - This truth is often repeated, because our eternal interests depend so much upon it. Not to have good fruit is to have evil: there can be no innocent sterility in the invisible tree of the heart. He that brings forth no fruit, and he that brings forth bad fruit, are both only fit for the fire.
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By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
"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.
Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.
My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
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