Matthew 7:19

19 1Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 7:19 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 7:19

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
Every preacher and teacher that does not bring the Gospel of Christ with him, and plainly and faithfully preach it to the people, sooner or later,

is hewn down:
however he may have appeared as a tall lofty cedar, and have carried it with a high hand against Christ and his Gospel, spoke "great swelling words of vanity", and behaved with much "loftiness" and "haughtiness"; yet the time comes on, when all this is bowed and made low, "and the Lord alone is exalted": such preachers are either cut off from the churches of Christ, or hewn down by death,

and cast into the fire;
into the fire of hell; into the lake of fire and brimstone, "where the beast and false prophet shall be".

Matthew 7:19 In-Context

17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Matthew 3:10