Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For a good tree is not producing corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree producing good fruit.

New American Standard Bible

"For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

King James Version

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Holman Bible

“A good tree doesn’t produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn’t produce good fruit.

International Standard Version

"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit,

American Standard Version

For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

Amplified

For there is no good (healthy) tree that bears decayed (worthless, stale) fruit, nor on the other hand does a decayed (worthless, sickly) tree bear good fruit.

An Understandable Version

For there is no healthy tree that produces bad fruit; nor is there a diseased tree that produces wholesome fruit.

Anderson New Testament

For a good tree does not produce unsound fruit; nor does an unsound tree produce good fruit.

Bible in Basic English

For no good tree gives bad fruit, and no bad tree gives good fruit.

Common New Testament

"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Certainly a good tree does not produce bad fruit: nor does a bad tree produce good fruit.

Darby Translation

For there is no good tree which produces corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree which produces good fruit;

Godbey New Testament

For there is no beautiful tree producing corrupt fruit, nor corrupt tree producing beautiful fruit.

Goodspeed New Testament

For sound trees do not bear bad fruit, nor bad trees sound fruit.

John Wesley New Testament

For there is no good tree which bringeth forth corrupt fruit, neither a corrupt tree, which bringeth forth good fruit.

Julia Smith Translation

For it is not a good tree making decayed fruit; neither a decayed tree making good fruit.

King James 2000

For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"For there is no good tree that produces bad fruit, nor on the other hand a bad tree that produces good fruit,

Modern King James verseion

For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit, neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: Neither is that an evil tree, that bringeth forth good fruit.

Moffatt New Testament

No sound tree bears rotten fruit, nor again does a rotten tree bear sound fruit:

Montgomery New Testament

"For there is not good tree which bears worthless fruit, nor again any worthless tree which bears good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit.

NET Bible

"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,

New Heart English Bible

For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit.

Noyes New Testament

For there is no good tree that beareth bad fruit; and again, there is no bad tree that beareth good fruit.

Sawyer New Testament

For there is no good tree which bears bad fruit, nor, again, a bad tree which bears good fruit.

The Emphasized Bible

For a good tree doth not produce worthless fruit, neither again doth, a worthless tree, produce good fruit.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For there is no good tree which produceth fruit of a bad quality; neither doth a tree of a bad sort produce good fruit.

Twentieth Century New Testament

There is no such thing as a good tree bearing worthless fruit, or, on the other hand, a worthless tree bearing good fruit.

Webster

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Weymouth New Testament

"There is no good tree that yields unsound fruit, nor again any unsound tree that yields good fruit.

Williams New Testament

"For there never is a healthy tree that bears poor fruit, nor a sickly tree that bears good fruit.

World English Bible

For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit.

Worrell New Testament

"For there is no good tree that bears corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bears good fruit;

Worsley New Testament

For that is not a good tree which produceth bad fruit, nor is the tree bad, which produceth good fruit:

Youngs Literal Translation

'For there is not a good tree making bad fruit, nor a bad tree making good fruit;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

δένδρον 
Dendron 
δένδρον 
Dendron 
Usage: 12
Usage: 12

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

σαπρός 
Sapros 
Usage: 1

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

σαπρός 
Sapros 
Usage: 1

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Plain: Trees And Their Fruit

42 Or how can thou say to thy brother, Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in thine eye, when thou thyself do not see the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first take out the beam from thine own eye, and then thou wil 43 For a good tree is not producing corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree producing good fruit. 44 For each tree is known from its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they harvest grapes from a bramble bush.


Cross References

Psalm 92:12-14

A righteous man shall flourish like the palm tree. He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Isaiah 5:4

What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, it brought forth wild grapes?

Isaiah 61:3

to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of LORD, that

Jeremiah 2:21

Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed. How then have thou turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine to me?

Matthew 3:10

And even now the axe is laid at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 7:16-20

From their fruits ye will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 12:33

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by its fruit.

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