In the rich tapestry of biblical teachings, the symbolism of fruit is a recurring motif that carries profound spiritual significance. One particular aspect of this symbolism revolves around the notion that rotten fruit will fall by itself.

This intriguing concept suggests that there is an inherent justice in the natural consequences of our actions, mirroring the biblical principle that our deeds bear fruit—be it good or bad.


As we delve into the Bible verses that expound upon this idea, we embark on a journey to understand the deeper wisdom they offer and how they can guide us in navigating our moral and spiritual paths.

50 Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

1. Galatians 6:7

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”


Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

2. Proverbs 14:14

“The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.”


Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

3. Matthew 7:17-18

“So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.”


Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

4. Jeremiah 17:10

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

5. Proverbs 1:31

“Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.”

Rotten Fruit Will Fall By Itself Bible Verses

6. Hosea 10:13

“You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your warriors.”

7. Psalm 1:3

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

8. Proverbs 18:20

“From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.”

9. Luke 6:43-45

“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.”

10. Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.”

Scriptural Insights on the Fate of Rotten Fruit

11. Matthew 15:13

“Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.”

12. Matthew 13:41-42

“The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

13. Psalm 37:20

“But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.”

14. 2 Peter 2:17

“These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.”

15. Jude 1:12-13

“These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted.”

16. Psalm 9:16

“The Lord is known by the judgment he executes; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.”

17. Matthew 7:19

“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

18. Revelation 22:11

“Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

19. Job 4:8

“As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.”

20. Isaiah 3:10-11

“Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.”

Rotten Fruit and Its Biblical Meaning

21. Proverbs 18:21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

22. James 3:11

“Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?”

23. Proverbs 12:14

“From the fruit of his mouth, a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.”

24. Matthew 12:33

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.”

25. Proverbs 25:11

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”

26. Luke 6:45

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

27. Proverbs 15:4

“A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”

28. Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

29. Proverbs 13:2

“From the fruit of his mouth, a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.”

30. Proverbs 10:11

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

Understanding the Biblical Perspective on Rotten Fruit Falling

31. Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

32. Ezekiel 18:20

“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”

33. Galatians 6:8

“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

34. Proverbs 1:32

“For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them.”

35. Romans 1:32

“Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

36. Romans 2:6

“He will render to each one according to his works.”

37. 2 Corinthians 5:10

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”

38. Revelation 2:23

“And I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.”

39. Romans 14:12

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”

40. Revelation 20:12

“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”

The Symbolism of Rotten Fruit in the Bible

41. Matthew 7:15-17

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.”

42. Matthew 7:18-20

“A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”

43. Luke 13:6-8

“And he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, “Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?” And he answered him, “Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure.”

44. Luke 13:9

“Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.” ‘”

45. John 15:1-3

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.”

46. John 15:4-5

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

47. Isaiah 5:1-2

“Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.”

48. Isaiah 5:3-4

“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?”

49. Mark 11:12-13

“On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.”

50. Mark 11:12-14

“And he said to it, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard it.”


The notion that “rotten fruit will fall by itself” serves as a reminder of the profound truths embedded in Scripture. Our actions, whether virtuous or otherwise, carry consequences, and the Bible offers guidance on how to cultivate a life marked by righteousness and goodness.

As we reflect on the verses that illuminate this concept, we gain insight into the divine order of justice and accountability.


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