Matthew 13:18
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New International Version
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:

New Living Translation
"Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds:

English Standard Version
“Hear then the parable of the sower:

Berean Study Bible
Consider, then, the parable of the sower:

Berean Literal Bible
You, therefore, hear the parable of the one having sown:

New American Standard Bible
"Hear then the parable of the sower.

King James Bible
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You, then, listen to the parable of the sower:

International Standard Version
"Listen, then, to the parable about the farmer.

NET Bible
"So listen to the parable of the sower:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But hear the parable of the seed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Listen to what the story about the farmer means.

New American Standard 1977
“Hear then the parable of the sower.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.

American King James Version
Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.

American Standard Version
Hear then ye the parable of the sower.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye, therefore, hear the parable of the sower.

English Revised Version
Hear then ye the parable of the sower.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

Weymouth New Testament
"To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.

World English Bible
"Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-23 Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. By this he teaches us in the outward circumstances of worship not to covet that which is stately, but to make the best of the conveniences God in his providence allots to us. Christ taught in parables. Thereby the things of God were made more plain and easy to those willing to be taught, and at the same time more difficult and obscure to those who were willingly ignorant. The parable of the sower is plain. The seed sown is the word of God. The sower is our Lord Jesus Christ, by himself, or by his ministers. Preaching to a multitude is sowing the corn; we know not where it will light. Some sort of ground, though we take ever so much pains with it, brings forth no fruit to purpose, while the good soil brings forth plentifully. So it is with the hearts of men, whose different characters are here described by four sorts of ground. Careless, trifling hearers, are an easy prey to Satan; who, as he is the great murderer of souls, so he is the great thief of sermons, and will be sure to rob us of the word, if we take not care to keep it. Hypocrites, like the stony ground, often get the start of true Christians in the shows of profession. Many are glad to hear a good sermon, who do not profit by it. They are told of free salvation, of the believer's privileges, and the happiness of heaven; and, without any change of heart, without any abiding conviction of their own depravity, their need of a Saviour, or the excellence of holiness, they soon profess an unwarranted assurance. But when some heavy trial threatens them, or some sinful advantage may be had, they give up or disguise their profession, or turn to some easier system. Worldly cares are fitly compared to thorns, for they came in with sin, and are a fruit of the curse; they are good in their place to stop a gap, but a man must be well armed that has much to do with them; they are entangling, vexing, scratching, and their end is to be burned, Heb 6:8. Worldly cares are great hinderances to our profiting by the word of God. The deceitfulness of riches does the mischief; they cannot be said to deceive us unless we put our trust in them, then they choke the good seed. What distinguished the good ground was fruitfulness. By this true Christians are distinguished from hypocrites. Christ does not say that this good ground has no stones in it, or no thorns; but none that could hinder its fruitfulness. All are not alike; we should aim at the highest, to bring forth most fruit. The sense of hearing cannot be better employed than in hearing God's word; and let us look to ourselves that we may know what sort of hearers we are.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower Explained
17For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. 18Consider, then, the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the message of the kingdom but does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:36
Then Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."

Mark 4:10
As soon as Jesus was alone with the Twelve and those around Him, they asked Him about the parable.

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

Luke 8:11
Now this is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

Mark 4:14 The sower sows the word.

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