Matthew 13:8
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New International Version
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

New Living Translation
Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!

English Standard Version
Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

New American Standard Bible
"And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.

King James Bible
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Still others fell on good ground and produced a crop: some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown.

International Standard Version
But other seeds fell on good soil and produced a crop, some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown.

NET Bible
But other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And others fell in the good soil and it yielded fruit, some an hundredfold and some sixtyfold and some thirtyfold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But other seeds were planted on good ground and produced grain. They produced one hundred, sixty, or thirty times as much as was planted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But some fell into good ground and brought forth fruit: one a hundredfold and another sixtyfold and another thirtyfold.

King James 2000 Bible
But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

American King James Version
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred times, some sixty times, some thirty times.

American Standard Version
and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And others fell upon good ground: and they brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.

Darby Bible Translation
and others fell upon the good ground, and produced fruit, one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty.

English Revised Version
and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Webster's Bible Translation
But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

Weymouth New Testament
But a portion falls upon good ground, and gives a return, some a hundred for one, some sixty, some thirty.

World English Bible
Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.

Young's Literal Translation
and others fell upon the good ground, and were giving fruit, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - But other fell into (upon the, Revised Version) good ground, and brought forth (yielded, Revised Version, ἐδίδου); for effort is not implied. Contrast ἐποίησεν in Luke and Matthew 7:18, note. Fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold. In Mark the numbers increase. Is this due to a desire to avoid even the semblance of a contradiction to αὐξανόμενα, that there precedes? In Luke "hundredfold" alone comes, the difference that exists even in the good ground not being mentioned. (For hundredfold, comp. Genesis 26:12. Compare also the note on Luke 8:8 in this Commentary for instances of still greater production, and for the beautiful parabolic saying recorded by Papias' Elders (Iren., 5:33. 3).)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But others fell into good ground,.... Not beaten and trodden by the feet of men, nor stony, nor thorny, but well broke up, manured, and tilled; which designs good, honest hearted hearers who become so by the Spirit and grace of God; who with a spiritual understanding, experience, savour, and relish, what they hear; see Matthew 13:23

and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold: some seeds produced an hundred, others sixty, and others thirty. The first of these especially was a large increase, but what was sometimes had, and which Isaac received in Gerar, in the land of the Philistines, Genesis 26:12 and is what Pliny says (g) of Byzacium, a country of the Lybiphoenicians, that it yielded an hundred fold to its husbandmen; and of such fruitfulness was the land of Israel, of which the Jewish doctors say some things incredible: they tell us a story (h) of

"one that sowed a measure of vetches, or pease, , "and it produced three hundred measures"; they say unto him, the Lord hath begun to bless thee, &c.''

Here, in the parable, these various increases intend the different degrees of fruitfulness in gracious souls; for though the fruits of grace, in believers, are of the same quality, yet not of the same quantity. Some believers are grown to a greater maturity than others; some are but little children, some are young men, some are fathers.

(g) Nat. Hist. 1. 5. c. 4. (h) T. Hieros. Peah, fol. 20. 2.



Matthew 13:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Sower
7"Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. 8"And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. 9"He who has ears, let him hear."
Cross References
Genesis 26:12
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.

Matthew 13:7
Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.

Matthew 13:23
But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

Mark 4:8
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times."

Mark 4:20
Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop--some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown."

Luke 8:8
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."
Treasury of Scripture

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred times, some sixty times, some thirty times.

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Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the …

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good …

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

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Genesis 26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred …

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall …

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

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