Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father…
One of two infidel companions was converted to God. He went to tell his sceptical friend, who was surprised, and sneered at him. "Well," said the Christian, "I have a duty to do to you, and I have scarcely slept two nights for thinking of it. I have got four sheep in my flock that belong to you. They came into my field six years ago, and I marked them with my mark. They are in my field with the increase of them. I have laid awake, groaned over it, and I have come to get rid of it. I will do what you will, go to prison, pay the money, or restore the property." The infidel began to tremble. "If you have got them sheep you are welcome to them; I don't want nothing of you, if you will go away; something must have got hold of you I don't understand I You may keep the sheep if you will only go away." "No," said the Christian, "I must settle this up." He counted out the value of the four sheep, 6 per cent. interest, and then put double the amount down. This was turning from sin.
Parallel VersesKJV: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
WEB: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!