Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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σαπρός, ά, όν
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bad, rotten, decayed; unwholesome
pr. rotten, putrid; hence, bad, of a bad quality, Mt. 7:17, 18; 12:33; Lk. 6:43; refuse, Mt. 13:48; met. corrupt, depraved, vicious, foul, impure, Eph. 4:29*

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Matthew 7:17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the unhealthy (sapron | σαπρόν | nom sg neut) tree bears bad fruit.
Matthew 7:18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can an unhealthy (sapron | σαπρόν | nom sg neut) tree bear good fruit.
Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten (sapron | σαπρόν | acc sg neut) and its fruit rotten (sapron | σαπρόν | acc sg masc); for the tree is known by its fruit.
Matthew 13:48 and when it was full, they pulled it up onto the shore; and they sat down and put the good fish into baskets, but the bad (sapra | σαπρά | acc pl neut) they threw away.
Luke 6:43 “For it is not a good tree that bears bad (sapron | σαπρόν | acc sg masc) fruit, nor again, a bad (sapron | σαπρόν | nom sg neut) tree that bears good fruit,
Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil (sapros | σαπρός | nom sg masc) talk come out of your mouth, but only what is useful for building up, as the need arises, that it may benefit those who hear.