James 3:12

Can? (mh dunatai;). Negative answer expected. See the same metaphor in Matthew 7:16 . Fig-tree (sukh). Old and common word ( Matthew 21:19 ). Figs (suka). Ripe fruit of h sukh. Olives (elaia). Elsewhere in the N.T. for olive-trees as Matthew 21:1 . Vine (ampelo). Old word ( Matthew 26:29 ). Salt water (alukon). Old adjective from al (ala salt), here only in N.T.