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Matthew 7

Matt. 7:18 KJV (With Strong’s)

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A good
agathos (Greek #18)
"good" (in any sense, often as noun)
KJV usage: benefit, good(-s, things), well. Compare 2570.
Pronounce: ag-ath-os'
Origin: a primary word
tree
dendron (Greek #1186)
a tree
KJV usage: tree.
Pronounce: den'-dron
Origin: probably from δρύς (an oak)
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ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
cannot
dunamai (Greek #1410)
to be able or possible
KJV usage: be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-ahee
Origin: of uncertain affinity
bring forth
poieo (Greek #4160)
to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct)
KJV usage: abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare 4238.
Pronounce: poy-eh'-o
Origin: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary
evil
poneros (Greek #4190)
hurtful, i.e. evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from 2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from 4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners
KJV usage: bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked(-ness). See also 4191.
Pronounce: pon-ay-ros'
Origin: from a derivative of 4192
fruit
karpos (Greek #2590)
fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively
KJV usage: fruit.
Pronounce: kar-pos'
Origin: probably from the base of 726
, neither
oude (Greek #3761)
not however, i.e. neither, nor, not even
KJV usage: neither (indeed), never, no (more, nor, not), nor (yet), (also, even, then) not (even, so much as), + nothing, so much as.
Pronounce: oo-deh'
Origin: from 3756 and 1161
can a corrupt
sapros (Greek #4550)
rotten, i.e. worthless (literally or morally)
KJV usage: bad, corrupt. Compare 4190.
Pronounce: sap-ros'
Origin: from 4595
tree
dendron (Greek #1186)
a tree
KJV usage: tree.
Pronounce: den'-dron
Origin: probably from δρύς (an oak)
bring forth
poieo (Greek #4160)
to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct)
KJV usage: abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare 4238.
Pronounce: poy-eh'-o
Origin: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary
good
kalos (Greek #2570)
properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e. valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from 18, which is properly intrinsic)
KJV usage: X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy.
Pronounce: kal-os'
Origin: of uncertain affinity
fruit
karpos (Greek #2590)
fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively
KJV usage: fruit.
Pronounce: kar-pos'
Origin: probably from the base of 726
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Cross References

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J. N. Darby Translation

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A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.

W. Kelly Translation

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A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.