10 And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

References for Matthew 3:10

    • f 3:10 - I so translate, because 'laid to' implies actual execution: perhaps not meant so by the translators, but merely to be as literal as possible: but 'applied to' ('to,' pros: see ch. 21.1) is more the moral way of acting -- something more than 'set for' ('for,' eis) as in Luke 2.34; Phil.1.16; 1Thess.3.3.
    • g 3:10 - Present tense; it is characteristic: see ch. 1.19.