Matthew 12:34
Good News Translation
You snakes--how can you say good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Contemporary English Version
You are a bunch of evil snakes, so how can you say anything good? Your words show what is in your hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

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O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

generation.

Matthew 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?

Luke 3:7 He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just is not of God, or he that loveth not his brother.

how.

1 Samuel 24:13 As also it is said in the old proverb: From the wicked shall wickedness come forth: therefore my hand shall not be upon thee. After whom dost thou come out, O king of Israel?

Psalm 10:6,7 For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil. . . .

Psalm 52:2-5 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. . . .

Psalm 53:1 Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God. [2] They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good.

Psalm 64:3,5 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, . . .

Psalm 120:2-4 O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue. . . .

Psalm 140:2,3 Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles. . . .

Isaiah 32:6 For the fool will speak foolish things, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and speak to the Lord deceitfully, and to make empty the soul of the hungry, and take away drink from the thirsty.

Isaiah 59:4,14 There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity. . . .

Jeremiah 7:2-5 Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord, and proclaim there this word, and say: Hear ye the word of the Lord, all ye men of Juda, that enter in at these gates, to adore the Lord. . . .

Romans 3:10-14 As it is written: There is not any man just. . . .

James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood. . . .

for.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Context
Good and Bad Fruit
33Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known. 34O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:13
As also it is said in the old proverb: From the wicked shall wickedness come forth: therefore my hand shall not be upon thee. After whom dost thou come out, O king of Israel?

Proverbs 4:23
Remove from thee a froward mouth, and let detracting lips be far from thee.

Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.

Isaiah 9:17
Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men: neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless, and widows: for every one is a hypocrite and wicked, and every mouth hath spoken folly. For all this his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 32:6
For the fool will speak foolish things, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and speak to the Lord deceitfully, and to make empty the soul of the hungry, and take away drink from the thirsty.

Matthew 3:7
And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 12:35
A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matthew 15:18
But the things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man.

Matthew 23:33
You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?

Luke 3:7
He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

John 8:44
You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.

Ephesians 5:4
Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

James 3:2
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Additional Translations
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Offspring of vipers, how are you able to speak good things, being evil? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

O vipers' brood, how can you speak what is good when you are evil? For it is from the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks.

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

'Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak.
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