New International Version
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a 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.
Matthew 7:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So every good tree - As the thorn can only produce thorns, not grapes; and the thistle, not figs, but prickles; so an unregenerate heart will produce fruits of degeneracy. As we perfectly know that a good tree will not produce bad fruit, and the bad tree will not, cannot produce good fruit, so we know that the profession of godliness, while the life is ungodly, is imposture, hypocrisy, and deceit. A man cannot be a saint and a sinner at the same time. Let us remember, that as the good tree means a good heart, and the good fruit, a holy life, and that every heart is naturally vicious; so there is none but God who can pluck up the vicious tree, create a good heart, plant, cultivate, water, and make it continually fruitful in righteousness and true holiness.
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LibraryNovember 22. "Cast the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye" (Matt. vii. 5).
"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without …
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A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
"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.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
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