Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Is Matthew 7:19 a Loose Translation of Deuteronomy 20:20?

ἀλλὰ ξύλον ὃ ἐπίστασαι ὅτι οὐ καρπόβρωτόν ἐστιν τοῦτο ἐξολεθρεύσεις καὶ ἐκκόψεις

Every tree which bringeth not forth fruit good to eat thou shalt cut down; and thou shalt make it into stakes against the city which shall make war upon them [Matthew 7:19]

πὰν δένδρον μὴ ποιοῦν καρπὸν καλὸν ἐκκόπτεται

Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. [Deuteronomy 20:20]

Email with comments or questions.

Stephan Huller's Observations by Stephan Huller
is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.