Are you bearing spiritual fruits… or are you a religious nut?

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.
16 You will 1)Matthew 7:16 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [2)Matthew 7:17 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.
18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear 3)Matthew 7:18 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
20< Therefore, you will 4)Matthew 7:20 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully know them by their fruits.

Matthew 7:15-20 [AMPC]


References   [ + ]

1. Matthew 7:16 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
2. Matthew 7:17 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
3. Matthew 7:18 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
4. Matthew 7:20 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
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