Why by their fruits you shall know them.
ContextA Tree and its Fruit
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Why by their fruits you shall know them. 21Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
Darby Bible Translation
By their fruits then surely ye shall know them.
King James Bible
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.