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17这样 ,凡 好 树 都结 好 果子 ,惟独 坏 树 结 坏 果子 。
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
17 Verse 17. So every good tree] As the thorn can only produce

thorns, not grapes; and the thistle, not figs, but

prickles; so an unregenerate heart will produce fruits of

degeneracy. As we perfectly know that a good tree will not

produce bad fruit, and the bad tree will not, cannot produce good

fruit, so we know that the profession of godliness, while the life

is ungodly, is imposture, hypocrisy, and deceit. A man cannot be

a saint and a sinner at the same time. Let us remember, that as

the good tree means a good heart, and the good fruit, a holy life,

and that every heart is naturally vicious; so there is none but

God who can pluck up the vicious tree, create a good heart, plant,

cultivate, water, and make it continually fruitful in

righteousness and true holiness.

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