THE WORD OF MAN AND THE FRUIT OF THE TREE
MATTHEW CHAPTER 7
VERSE, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
15) “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
16) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17) Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18) A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20) Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
LUKE CHAPTER 13
VERSE, 6, 7, 8, 9
6) Then he told a parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.
7) So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard. For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?
8) “Sir, the man replied, leaves it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.
9) If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.”
MATTHEW CHAPTER 21
VERSE, 18, 19, 20
18) Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry.
19) Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it. “May you never bear fruit again?” Immediately the tree withered.
20) When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. How did the fig tree wither so quickly? They asked.
JOHN CHAPTER 15
VERSE, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2) He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
3) You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4) Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6) If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8) This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
LUKE CHAPTER 6
VERSE, 43, 44, 45
43) No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
44) Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers.
45) A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
MATTHEW CHAPTER 12
VERSE, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
33) Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
34) You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
35) A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
36) But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
37) For by your Words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
MATTHEW CHAPTER 3
VERSE, 7, 8, 9, 10
7) But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8) Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
9) And do not think you can say to yourselves, we have Abraham as our father. I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
10) The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and throw into the fire.
MATTHEW CHAPTER 13
VERSE, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
3) Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4) As he was scattering the seed, some fell among the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5) Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
6) But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7) Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8) Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
9Whoever has ears, let them hear.
10) The disciples came to him and asked. Why do you speak to the people in parables?
MATTHEW CHAPTER 13
VERSE, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
24) Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25) But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
26) When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27) “The owner’s servants came to him and said. Sir didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?
28) “An enemy did this, he replied. “The servants asked him. Do you want us to go and pull them up?
29) “No, he answered, because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30) Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
MARK CHAPTER 8
VERSE, 22, 23, 24
22) They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.
23) He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked. Do you see anything?
24) He looked up and said I see people; they look like trees walking around.
JUDE CHAPTER 1
VERSE, 12, 13
12) These people are blemishes at your love feast, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.
13) They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.
JUDGES CHAPTER 9
VERSE, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
9) But the olive tree answered. Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and humans are honored, to hold sway over the trees?
10) Next, the trees said to the fig tree. Come and be our king.
11) But the fig tree replied, Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?
12) Then the trees said to the vine, Come and be our King.
13) But the vine answered should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?
14) Finally all the trees said to the thorn bush, Come and be our King.
15) The thorn bush said to the trees, if you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thorn bush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!
ABOUT THE PRAYER
LUKE CHAPTER 18
VERSE, 1, 2, 3, 4
1) Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2) He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.
3) And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, Grand me Justice against my adversary.
4) “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,
GENESIS CHAPTER 32
VERSE, 24, 25, 26
24) So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25) When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socked of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
26) Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
LUKE CHAPTER 22
VERSE, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46
41) He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,
42) “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
43) An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.
44) And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
45) When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.
46) “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
2 KINGS CHAPTER 20
VERSE, 1, 2, 3
1) In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”
2) Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3) “Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.”And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
REVELATION CHAPTER 5
8) And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
GENESIS CHAPTER 33
VERSE, 3, 4
3) He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
4) But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
ACTS CHAPTER 4
VERSE, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
24) When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
25) You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
26) The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.
27) Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
28) They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29) Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servant to speak your word with great boldness.
30) Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31) After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
2 KINGS CHAPTER 1
13) So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life and the lives of these fifty men, your servants!
NAMBERS CHAPTER 16
VERSE, 31, 32, 33
31) As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart
32) And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with korah, together with their possessions.
33) They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.
1 KINGS CHAPTER 13
6) Then the king said to the man of God, “Intercede with the Lord your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.” So the man of God interceded with the Lord, and the king’s hand was restored and became as it was before.
2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 7
1) When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
1 SAMUEL CHAPTER 1
VERSE, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
12) As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.
13) Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk
14) And said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”
15) “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine, I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.
16) Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”
JOHN CHAPTER 14
VERSE, 12, 13, 14
12) Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
13) And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14) You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
MARK CHAPTER 11
VERSE, 22, 23
22) “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
23) “Truly I tell you, If anyone says to this mountain, Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
EXODUS CHAPTER 17
VERSE, 11, 12
11) As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.
12) When Moses hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
2 KINGS CHAPTER 6
VERSE, 17, 18
17) And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
18) As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.