By their fruit you will recognize them.1 Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?2
References for Matthew 7:16
Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.3
References for Matthew 7:18
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.4
References for Matthew 7:19
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,'5 will enter the kingdom of heaven,6 but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.7
References for Matthew 7:21