Parallel Verses

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.

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 brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

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.

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.

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 good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit. 34  O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.


Cross References

Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Matthew 23:33

You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the judgment of hell?

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 15:18

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

James 3:5-8

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

1 Samuel 24:13

As says the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked: but my hand shall not be upon you.

Isaiah 32:6

For the foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Luke 3:7

Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Psalm 10:6-7

He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

Matthew 12:35

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Psalm 52:2-5

Your tongue devises evil; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 53:1

[To the Chief Musician upon mahalath. A maschil. A Song of David.] The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Psalm 64:5

They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?

Psalm 120:2-4

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

Psalm 140:2-3

Who imagine evil in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Isaiah 59:4

None calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth: they trust in empty words, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 59:14

And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity 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, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.

Romans 3:10-14

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

1 John 3:10

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.

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