Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

New American Standard Bible

A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

King James Version

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Holman Bible

A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

International Standard Version

A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

A Conservative Version

A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a corrupt tree produce good fruits.

American Standard Version

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Amplified

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

An Understandable Version

A healthy tree cannot produce bad fruit and neither can a diseased tree produce wholesome fruit.

Anderson New Testament

A good tree can not produce diseased fruit; nor can an unsound tree produce goodly fruit.

Bible in Basic English

It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit.

Daniel Mace New Testament

a good tree cannot produce bad fruit: neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

Darby Translation

A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.

Godbey New Testament

A good tree is not able to produce evil fruits, neither is a corrupt tree able to produce beautiful fruits.

Goodspeed New Testament

No sound tree can bear bad fruit, and no poor tree can bear good fruit.

John Wesley New Testament

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Julia Smith Translation

A good tree cannot make evil fruits, nor a rotten tree make good fruits.

King James 2000

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A good tree is not able to produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree to produce good fruit.

Modern King James verseion

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit: nor yet a bad tree can bring forth good fruit.

Moffatt New Testament

a good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot bear sound fruit.

Montgomery New Testament

"A good tree cannot bear bad fruit; neither can a worthless tree bear good fruit.

NET Bible

A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit.

New Heart English Bible

A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

Noyes New Testament

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor call a bad tree bear good fruit.

Sawyer New Testament

a good tree cannot bear bad fruits, nor a bad tree good fruits.

The Emphasized Bible

It is, impossible, for a, good tree, to be bearing, evil fruit, neither doth, a worthless tree, produce, fine fruit.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, neither can a tree bad in kind produce good fruits.

Twentieth Century New Testament

A sound tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a worthless tree bear good fruit.

Webster

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Weymouth New Testament

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a poisonous tree good fruit.

Williams New Testament

A healthy tree cannot bear poor fruit, and a sickly tree cannot bear good fruit.

World English Bible

A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

Worrell New Testament

A good tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a worthless tree bear good fruit.

Worsley New Testament

a good tree cannot produce evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bear good fruit:

Youngs Literal Translation

A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A good
G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

δένδρον 
Dendron 
δένδρον 
Dendron 
Usage: 12
Usage: 12

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

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

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

σαπρός 
Sapros 
Usage: 1

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Recognizing False Prophets

17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.


Cross References

1 John 3:9-10

No one who is of God practices sin, for God's seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

Galatians 5:17

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you would.

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