Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.