Matthew 7:18
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

King James Bible
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.

World English Bible
A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.

Matthew 7:18 Parallel
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Matthew 7:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Judging, Asking, and Giving
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Christ of the Sermon on the Mount
'And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine: 29. For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.'--MATT. vii. 28-29. It appears, then, from these words, that the first impression made on the masses by the Sermon on the Mount was not so much an appreciation of its high morality, as a feeling of the personal authority with which Christ spoke. Had the scribes, then, no authority? They ruled the whole life of the nation with
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Beggar. Mt 7:7-8

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Here Again Arises a Very Difficult Question. For in what Way Shall we Fools...
28. Here again arises a very difficult question. For in what way shall we fools be able to find a wise man, whereas this name, although hardly any one dare openly, yet most men lay claim to indirectly: so disagreeing one with another in the very matters, in the knowledge of which wisdom consists, as that it must needs be that either none of them, or but some certain one be wise? But when the fool enquires, who is that wise man? I do not at all see, in what way he can be distinguished and perceived.
St. Augustine—On the Profit of Believing.

Cross References
Matthew 7:17
"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 7:19
"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Luke 6:43
"For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

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