But when he saw many of the (A)Pharisees and (B)Sadducees coming for [a]baptism, he said to them, “You [b](C)offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from (D)the wrath to come? (E)Therefore produce fruit (F)consistent with repentance; and do not assume that you can say to yourselves, ‘(G)We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you that God is able, from these stones, to raise up children for Abraham. 10 And the (H)axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore, (I)every tree that does not bear good fruit is being cut down and thrown into the fire.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 3:7 Later mss his baptism
  2. Matthew 3:7 Or brood