“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 there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.
You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?
Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.