16 (A)You will know them by their fruits. (B)Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, (C)every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

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A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit(A)

43 (B)“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

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44 For (A)every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

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(A)Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much (B)fruit; for without Me you can do (C)nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, (D)he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words (E)abide in you, (F)you[a] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:7 NU omits you will