For every tree is known by its own fruit: for from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramble bush do they gather grapes.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for from the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Whoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like.
He is like a man who built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that, without a foundation, built a house on the earth, against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.