Matthew 7:15-20 RSV/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 know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, 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 sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad 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 know them by their fruits. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.