A Tree And Its Fruit by Akira Yamaoka
Enter Ye in at the strait gate:
For wide is the gate, and broad is the way,
That leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
Which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
But inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
But a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bringeth forth evil fruit,
Neither can a corrupt tree bringeth forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not good fruit is hewn down,
And cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruit ye shall know them.
Not everyone that saith unto me, lord, lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
But he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, lord, lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
And in thy name have cast out devils?
And in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you:
Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
And doeth them. I will liken him unto a wise man,
Which built his house upon a rock; and it fell not;
For it was founded upon a rock.
And everyone that heareth that heareth these sayings of mine,
And doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man,
Which built his house on the sand.
And the rain descended, and the floods came,
And the winds blew, and beat upon that house; And it fell, and great was the fall.