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Matthew 7:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— It is, impossible, for a, good tree, to be bearing, evil fruit, neither doth, a worthless tree, produce, fine fruit.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A good tree cannot bring forth euil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— A good tree cannot make evil fruits, nor an evil tree make good fruits.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— A good tree cannot bear bad fruits; nor can a bad tree bear good fruits.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A good 18
{0018} Prime
ἀγαθός
agathos
{ag-ath-os'}
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
tree 1186
{1186} Prime
δένδρον
dendron
{den'-dron}
Probably from δρύς [[drus]] (an oak); a tree.
cannot 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
bring forth 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
evil 4190
{4190} Prime
πονηρός
poneros
{pon-ay-ros'}
From a derivative of G4192; hurtful, that is, evil (properly in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively calamitous; also (passively) ill, that is, diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, that is, derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners.
fruit, 2590
{2590} Prime
καρπός
karpos
{kar-pos'}
Probably from the base of G0726; fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively.
neither 3761
{3761} Prime
οὐδέ
oude
{oo-deh'}
From G3756 and G1161; not however, that is, neither, nor, not even.
[can] a corrupt 4550
{4550} Prime
σαπρός
sapros
{sap-ros'}
From G4595; rotten, that is, worthless (literally or morally).
tree 1186
{1186} Prime
δένδρον
dendron
{den'-dron}
Probably from δρύς [[drus]] (an oak); a tree.
bring forth 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
good 2570
{2570} Prime
καλός
kalos
{kal-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic).
fruit. 2590
{2590} Prime
καρπός
karpos
{kar-pos'}
Probably from the base of G0726; fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 7:18

_ _ A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit — Obvious as is the truth here expressed in different forms — that the heart determines and is the only proper interpreter of the actions of our life — no one who knows how the Church of Rome makes a merit of actions, quite apart from the motives that prompt them, and how the same tendency manifests itself from time to time even among Protestant Christians, can think it too obvious to be insisted on by the teachers of divine truth. Here follows a wholesome digression.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 7:15-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 7:18

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree good fruit — But it is certain, the goodness or badness here mentioned respects the doctrine, rather than the personal character. For a bad man preaching the good doctrine here delivered, is sometimes an instrument of converting sinners to God. Yet I do not aver, that all are true prophets who speak the truth, and thereby convert sinners. I only affirm, that none are such who do not.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
1 John 3:9-10 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. ... In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
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Ga 5:17. 1Jn 3:9.

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