Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But, seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, "Broods of vipers! who warned you to flee from the coming wrath!
Serpents! broods of vipers! How can ye escape the judgment of Hell?
He was saying, therefore, to the multitudes coming forth to be immersed by him, "Broods of vipers! who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Ye are of your father the Devil; and the desires of your father ye wish to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; because he is a liar, and the father of it.
1 John 3:10
In this are manifest the children of God and the children of the Devil: every one that does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that does not love his brother;
as it has been written, "There is none righteous, no not one;
So also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how small a fire kindles how great a forest!
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and the evil, out of the evil treasure brings forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart does his mouth speak.