Mat 12:30-37. 33 “Either make the tree good … or make the tree bad  

Imperative: 33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Context: Mat 12:30 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. 33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

GREEK VERBS: 

GREEK VERBS

33   Ἢ
33   Either
33   Conj
4160 [e]
poiēsate
ποιήσατε
make
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS
1186 [e]
dendron
δένδρον
tree
N-ANS
2570[e]
kalon
καλὸν
good
Adj-ANS   —————————————————————  
kalon
καλόν  ,
good
Adj-AMS 2228 [e]
ē

or
Conj 4160 [e]
poiēsate
ποιήσατε
make
V-AMA-2P 3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS 1186 [e]
dendron
δένδρον
tree
N-ANS 4550 [e]
sapron
σαπρὸν
bad
Adj-ANS

NOTE (my commentary)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What does this quote say?
What does it say that I should obey?
What is the wish? What are the outcomes?
What are the basic steps?
What are the obstacles?
Who needs to hear this?

RESOURCES

SOURCE – Footnotes:
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Link to Greek Interlinear text: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/12.htm

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Key: Origin: Last Revision: 1-11-2023

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