New Living Translation
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
King James Bible
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather a bunch of grapes from thorns, or from thistles figs?
World English Bible
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Young's Literal Translation
From their fruits ye shall know them; do men gather from thorns grapes? or from thistles figs?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:16 By their fruits ye shall know them - A short, plain, easy rule, whereby to know true from false prophets: and one that may be applied by people of the weakest capacity, who are not accustomed to deep reasoning. True prophets convert sinners to God, or at least confirm and strengthen those that are converted. False prophets do not. They also are false prophets, who though speaking the very truth, yet are not sent by the Spirit of God, but come in their own name, to declare it: their grand mark is, Not turning men from the power of Satan to God. Luke 6:43,44.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
1 Samuel 24:13
As that old proverb says, 'From evil people come evil deeds.' So you can be sure I will never harm you.
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.
Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
"A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad.
"A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit.
A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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