Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
His mischief will return upon his own head,
violence will descend upon his own pate.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
I wait for You.
But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.