New Living Translation
A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.
King James Bible
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless tree produces bad fruits.
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.
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit.
"A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad.
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.
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