“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20
These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”
Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. 46
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
For it is with your heart
that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth
that you confess and are saved.