Luke 6:43-45

A Tree and Its Fruit

43 "For 1no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,
44 for 2each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.
45 3The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces 4evil, 5for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

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Luke 6:43-45 In-Context

41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
42 How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.
43 "For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,
44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.
45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
46 "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?
47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like:

Cross References 5

  • 1. For ver. 43, 44, see Matthew 7:16, 20
  • 2. Matthew 12:33
  • 3. Matthew 12:35; Matthew 15:18, 19; [Matthew 13:52; Ephesians 4:29]
  • 4. [Matthew 5:37]
  • 5. Matthew 12:34
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