New American Standard Bible
"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A corrupt tree - The word "corrupt" here does not signify, as our translation would seem to indicate, that the tree "had been" good, but had become "vitiated;" but that it was a tree of a useless character, of a nature that produced nothing beneficial.
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'Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye! 5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to …
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