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Matthew 7:15-20 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.