Matthew 7:15-20 NIV

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 "Watch out for false prophets.1 They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.2

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16 By their fruit you will recognize them.3 Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?4

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17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.5

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19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.6

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20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.