Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

King James Version

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Holman Bible

Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

International Standard Version

You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart.

A Conservative Version

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

American Standard Version

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Amplified

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

An Understandable Version

You children of snakes! Since you are evil, how do you expect to speak good things? For the mouth speaks what the heart is filled with.

Anderson New Testament

Generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Bible in Basic English

You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.

Common New Testament

You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Daniel Mace New Testament

O degenerate race, how can ye, wicked as ye are, utter any thing that is good? for "'tis the overflowing of the heart that the mouth dischargeth."

Darby Translation

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Godbey New Testament

O ye generations of vipers, how are you, being evil, able to speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Goodspeed New Testament

You brood of snakes! how can you, bad as you are, utter anything good? For the mouth says only what the heart is full of.

John Wesley New Testament

Ye brood of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Julia Smith Translation

O generation of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks.

King James 2000

O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things [when you] are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Modern King James verseion

Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O generation of vipers, how can ye say well, when ye yourselves are evil? For of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Moffatt New Testament

You brood of vipers, how can you speak good when you are evil? For the mouth utters what the heart is full of.

Montgomery New Testament

"You generation of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. "When the time of fruit drew near, he sent his slaves to the vine-dressers seized to get his fruit.

NET Bible

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.

New Heart English Bible

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

New simplified Bible

You offspring of vipers. How can you who are evil speak good things? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Noyes New Testament

How can ye, evil as ye are, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Sawyer New Testament

Offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

The Emphasized Bible

Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye broods of vipers, how can ye speak good things, yourselves being wicked? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You brood of vipers! how can you, evil as you are, say anything good? For what fills the heart will rise to the lips.

Webster

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Weymouth New Testament

O vipers' brood, how can you speak what is good when you are evil? For it is from the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks.

Williams New Testament

You brood of vipers! How can you, wicked as you are, say anything that is good? For the mouth talks about the things that fill the heart.

World English Bible

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Worrell New Testament

"Broods of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being yourselves evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Worsley New Testament

O race of vipers, how can ye speak good things, who are yourselves so wicked? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γέννημα 
Gennema 
Usage: 3

of vipers
ἔχιδνα 
Echidna 
Usage: 3

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

can ye
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being , when ... was , which is , that is , not tr ,
Usage: 128

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

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

of the abundance
περίσσευμα 
Perisseuma 
Usage: 3

of the heart
καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

the mouth
στόμα 
Stoma 
Usage: 63

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Good Trees And Good Fruit Or Bad Trees And Bad Fruit

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 "You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. 35 "The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.


Cross References

Luke 6:45

"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

Matthew 23:33

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 15:18

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

James 3:5-8

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

1 Samuel 24:13

"As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness'; but my hand shall not be against you.

Isaiah 32:6

For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

Luke 3:7

So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Psalm 10:6-7

He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."

Matthew 12:35

"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Psalm 52:2-5

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 53:1

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Psalm 64:5

They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?"

Psalm 120:2-4

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 140:2-3

Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 59:14

Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

Jeremiah 7:2-5

"Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house and proclaim there this word and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the LORD!'"

Romans 3:10-14

as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;

1 John 3:10

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.



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