Ye shall know them by their fruits. Matthew 7:16
by Nancy Cupp
The original painting is
20” x 16”
Acrylic on hardboard
© Nancy Cupp. All rights reserved.
I named this Strange Fruit because I had never seen some of these fruits before, until I bought them at my local grocery store. The bumpy orange one is called horned melon. The yellow fingers are called Buddha's Hand. The red one is a persimmon, and the green one is commonly called a star fruit.
Matthew 7: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.