16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree. Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits," (Matthew ).