Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

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

Common New Testament

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

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 So any healthy tree bears good fruit and a sickly tree bears poor fruit. 18  A healthy tree cannot bear poor fruit, and a sickly tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and burned up.


Cross References

1 John 3:9-10

No one who is born of God makes a practice of sinning, because the God-given life-principle continues to live in him, and so he cannot practice sinning, because he is born of God.

Galatians 5:17

For the cravings of the lower nature are just the opposite to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are just the opposite of those of the lower nature; these two are opposed to each other, so that you cannot do anything you please.

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