Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“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.

King James Version

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Holman Bible

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

International Standard Version

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, because a tree is known by its fruit.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is recognized and judged by its fruit.

An Understandable Version

Either be a healthy tree and produce wholesome fruit, or be a diseased tree and produce rotten fruit, for [the quality of] a tree will be recognized by [the quality of] its fruit.

Anderson New Testament

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree unsound, and its fruit unsound. For by the fruit the tree is known.

Bible in Basic English

Make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for by its fruit you will get knowledge of the tree.

Common New Testament

"Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Either allow the tree to be good, and its fruit good; or else say the tree is corrupt, and its fruit corrrupt: for a tree is distinguished by its fruit.

Darby Translation

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt. For from the fruit the tree is known.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

"You must either make the tree sound and its fruit sound, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; a tree is judged by its fruit.

John Wesley New Testament

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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Either make the tree good and its fruit [is] good, or make the tree bad and its fruit [is] bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good also, or else make the tree evil, and his fruit evil also. For the tree is known by his fruit.

Moffatt New Testament

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

Montgomery New Testament

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

NET Bible

"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is known by its fruit.

New Heart English Bible

"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.

Noyes New Testament

Either say that the tree is good, and its fruit good; or say that the tree is bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers!

Sawyer New Testament

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

The Emphasized Bible

Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree worthless, and its fruit worthless; for, from the fruit, the tree is known.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

You must assume either that both tree and fruit are good, or that both tree and fruit are worthless; since it is by it's fruits that a tree is known.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

"Either grant the tree to be wholesome and its fruit wholesome, or the tree poisonous and its fruit poisonous; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Williams New Testament

"You must either make the tree healthy and its fruits healthy or make the tree sickly and its fruits sickly, for a tree is judged by its fruit.

World English Bible

"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.

Worrell New Testament

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree worthless and its fruit worthless; for from the fruit the tree is known.

Worsley New Testament

Either allow the tree to be good, and it's fruit good; or shew the tree to be corrupt, and it's fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by it's fruit.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad, for from the fruit is the tree known.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

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

the tree
δένδρον 
Dendron 
δένδρον 
Dendron 
δένδρον 
Dendron 
Usage: 12
Usage: 12
Usage: 12

καλός 
Kalos 
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62
Usage: 62

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

καρπός 
Karpos 
καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25
Usage: 25

or else
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

σαπρός 
Sapros 
σαπρός 
Sapros 
Usage: 1
Usage: 1

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

is known
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Context Readings

Good Trees And Good Fruit Or Bad Trees And Bad Fruit

32 And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, neither in the age to come. 33 “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. 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.


Cross References

Luke 6:43-44

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

Matthew 7:16-20

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

John 15:4-7

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Ezekiel 18:31

Cast away from you all your iniquities by which ye have rebelled, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Amos 5:15

Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate; it may be that the LORD God of the hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Matthew 3:8-10

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance

Matthew 23:26

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter that the outside of them may be clean also.

Luke 3:9

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees; every tree therefore which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Luke 11:39-40

And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

James 3:12

Can the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

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