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Matthew 3:8-10

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3:8 Therefore produce fruit 1  that proves your 2  repentance, 3:9 and don’t think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! 3:10 Even now the ax is laid at 3  the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

1 sn Fruit worthy of repentance refers to the deeds that indicate a change of attitude (heart) on the part of John’s hearers.

2 tn Grk “fruit worthy of.”

3 sn Laid at the root. That is, placed and aimed, ready to begin cutting.



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