for each tree from its own fruit is known, for not from thorns do they gather figs, nor from a bramble do they crop a grape.
`The good man out of the good treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which [is] good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which [is] evil; for out of the abounding of the heart doth his mouth speak.
`And why do ye call me, Lord, Lord, and do not what I say?
Every one who is coming unto me, and is hearing my words, and is doing them, I will shew you to whom he is like;
he is like to a man building a house, who did dig, and deepen, and laid a foundation upon the rock, and a flood having come, the stream broke forth on that house, and was not able to shake it, for it had been founded upon the rock.
`And he who heard and did not, is like to a man having builded a house upon the earth, without a foundation, against which the stream brake forth, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house became great.'