Bible: Matthew 12:33-40

Trees and Their Fruit

12:33Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad 1  and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is known by its fruit. 12:34 Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart. 12:35 The good person 2  brings good things out of his 3  good treasury, 4  and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury. 12:36 I 5  tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak. 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

The Sign of Jonah

12:38 Then some of the experts in the law 6  along with some Pharisees 7  answered him, 8 Teacher, we want to see a sign 9  from you.” 12:39 But he answered them, 10 An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 12:40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish 11  for three days and three nights, 12  so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.

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