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Matthew 7:15–16

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 Beware of the afalse prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are bravenous wolves.

16 You will 1aknow them by their fruits. 2Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

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Matthew 7:15–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 “Be careful of false prophets. They come to you looking gentle like sheep, but they are really dangerous like wolves. 16 You will know these people by what they do. Grapes don’t come from thornbushes, and figs don’t come from thorny weeds.

Matthew 7:15–16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but within are ravening wolves. 16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather a bunch of grapes from thorns, or from thistles figs?

Matthew 7:15–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 “Beware of false prophets. They come to you disguised as sheep, but in their hearts they are vicious wolves. 16 You will know them by what they produce. 

“People don’t pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they?

Matthew 7:15–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:15–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits: they do not gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, do they?

Matthew 7:15–16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you pretending to be sheep. But on the inside they are hungry wolves. 16 You can tell what they really are by what they do.

“Do people pick grapes from bushes? Do they pick figs from thorns?


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