Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 
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 sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit. 34 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. 35 The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.


Cross References

Luke 6:45

The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.

Matthew 23:33

You serpents! You spawn of vipers! How can you escape the penalty to be suffered in hell (Gehenna)?

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 and escape from the wrath and indignation [of God against disobedience] that is coming?

Matthew 15:18

But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him].

James 3:5-8

Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

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 the fool speaks folly and his mind plans iniquity: practicing profane ungodliness and speaking error concerning the Lord, leaving the craving of the hungry unsatisfied and causing the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Luke 3:7

So he said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, You offspring of vipers! Who secretly warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Psalm 10:6-7

He thinks in his heart, I shall not be moved; for throughout all generations I shall not come to want or be in adversity.

Matthew 12:35

The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.

John 8:44

You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.

Psalm 52:2-5

Your tongue devises wickedness; it is like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 53:1

The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt and evil are they, and doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Psalm 64:5

They encourage themselves in an evil purpose, they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who will discover us?

Psalm 120:2-4

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Psalm 140:2-3

They devise mischiefs in their heart; continually they gather together and stir up wars.

Isaiah 59:4

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Isaiah 59:14

Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city's forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].

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 in at these gates to worship the Lord.

Romans 3:10-14

As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one.

1 John 3:10

By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).

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