New Living Translation
The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you."
King James Bible
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Darby Bible Translation
for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
World English Bible
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
Young's Literal Translation
for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:37 For by thy words (as well as thy tempers and works) thou shalt then be either acquitted or condemned. Your words as well as actions shall he produced in evidence for or against you, to prove whether you was a true believer or not. And according to that evidence you will either be acquitted or condemned in the great day.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 33, "Either Make the Tree Good, and Its Fruit Good," Etc.
1. The Lord Jesus hath admonished us, that we be good trees, and that so we may be able to bear good fruits. For He saith, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit."  When He says, "Make the tree good, and his fruit good;" this of course is not an admonition, but a wholesome precept, to which obedience is necessary. But when He saith, "Make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt;" this is not a …
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One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority."
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