Luke 8:11
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New International Version
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.

New Living Translation
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God's word.

English Standard Version
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Berean Study Bible
Now this is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

New American Standard Bible
"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.

King James Bible
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.

International Standard Version
"Now this is what the parable means. The seed is God's word.

NET Bible
"Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God.

New Heart English Bible
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But this is the parable: the seed is the word of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the story illustrates: The seed is God's word.

New American Standard 1977
“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

American King James Version
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

American Standard Version
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

English Revised Version
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Weymouth New Testament
The meaning of the parable is as follows. The seed is God's Message.

World English Bible
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Young's Literal Translation
'And this is the simile: The seed is the word of God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:4-21 There are many very needful and excellent rules and cautions for hearing the word, in the parable of the sower, and the application of it. Happy are we, and for ever indebted to free grace, if the same thing that is a parable to others, with which they are only amused, is a plain truth to us, by which we are taught and governed. We ought to take heed of the things that will hinder our profiting by the word we hear; to take heed lest we hear carelessly and slightly, lest we entertain prejudices against the word we hear; and to take heed to our spirits after we have heard the word, lest we lose what we have gained. The gifts we have, will be continued to us or not, as we use them for the glory of God, and the good of our brethren. Nor is it enough not to hold the truth in unrighteousness; we should desire to hold forth the word of life, and to shine, giving light to all around. Great encouragement is given to those who prove themselves faithful hearers of the word, by being doers of the work. Christ owns them as his relations.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower
10He replied, “The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, ‘Though seeing they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’ 11Now this is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12The seeds along the path are those who hear, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:18
Consider, then, the parable of the sower:

Mark 4:13
Then Jesus said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables?

Luke 8:12
The seeds along the path are those who hear, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The seed.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

Matthew 13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, …

Mark 4:14 The sower sows the word.

1 Corinthians 3:6,7,9-12 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

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