The Jujube (from the Fables of Mkhitar Gosh)
A thoughtless person struck at a jubjube, thinking that it was the buck-thorn. At this [the jubjube] grew angry and said: "Oh cruel one, the plant should be recognized by its fruit and not by its apearance!" The fable symbolizes the imprudent judges: king, prince, judge, and director of the church, and reproaches them for condemning without trial [or: "in an inexperienced fashion"]. For from their [the accused's] deeds the truth is ascertainable, as the Lord Himself said: "By their fruit you shall know them" and not by judging their appearance or reputation—[a practise] which causes much harm, tormenting the good with the wicked.