Matthew 3:10-12 DBY

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.
      11 *I* indeed baptise you with water to repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not fit to bear; *he* shall baptise you with [the] Holy Spirit and fire;

      References for Matthew 3:11

        • h 3:11 - The luxurious 'shoe' is not meant here.
        • i 3:11 - En, 'in the power of,' be it external or simply the nature and character of, but always including the latter: see Luke 2.27.
          12 whose winnowing fan [is] in his hand, and he shall thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and shall gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.