Luke 8:15
Good News Translation
The seeds that fell in good soil stand for those who hear the message and retain it in a good and obedient heart, and they persist until they bear fruit.

Contemporary English Version
Those seeds that fell on good ground are the people who listen to the message and keep it in good and honest hearts. They last and produce a harvest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

New American Bible
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.

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But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

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Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Deuteronomy 30:6 The Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed: that thou mayst love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayst live.

Psalm 51:10 Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my law in their bowels, and I will write it in their heart: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jeremiah 32:29 And the Chaldeans that fight against this city, shall come and set it on fire, and burn it, with the houses upon whose roofs they offered sacrifice to Baal, and poured out drink offerings to strange gods, to provoke me to wrath.

Ezekiel 36:26,27 And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh. . . .

Romans 7:18 For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God.

James 1:16-19 Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. . . .

1 Peter 2:1,2 Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions, . . .

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Luke 11:28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

Job 23:11,12 My foot hath followed his steps, I have kept his way, and have not declined from it. . . .

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence: . . .

Psalm 119:11,127-129 Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee. . . .

Proverbs 3:1 For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.

John 14:15,21-24 If you love me, keep my commandments. . . .

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing: but the observance of the commandments of God.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard lest perhaps we should let them slip.

James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. . . .

1 John 2:3 And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

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Matthew 24:13 But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.

Romans 2:7 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting.

Romans 7:4 Therefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law, by the body of Christ: that you may belong to another, who is risen again from the dead that we may bring forth fruit to God.

Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, . . .

Philippians 1:11 Filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 3:13-15 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before, . . .

Colossians 1:6,10 Which is come unto you, as also it is in the whole world and bringeth forth fruit and groweth, even as it doth in you, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth. . . .

Hebrews 6:11,12 And we desire that every one of you shew forth the same carefulness to the accomplishing of hope unto the end: . . .

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

James 1:4 And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing.

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

Context
The Parable of the Sower
14And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit. 15But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience. 16Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.…
Cross References
Luke 8:14
And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

Luke 8:16
Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.

Romans 2:7
To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience.

Additional Translations
But the seeds on good soil are those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, cling to it, and by persevering produce a crop.

And that in the good soil, these are those who, having heard the word, keep it in a worthy and good heart and bring forth fruit by perseverance.

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

But that in the good ground, these are they who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return.

That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.

And that in the good ground: These are they, who in an upright and good heart, having heard the word, do retain it, and bear fruit in continuance.
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