Matthew 13:37
New International Version
He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed.

English Standard Version
He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

Berean Study Bible
He replied, “The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

Berean Literal Bible
And answering He said, "The One sowing the good seed is the Son of Man;

New American Standard Bible
And He said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

King James Bible
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

Christian Standard Bible
He replied: "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered: The one who scattered the good seed is the Son of Man.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "The man who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He replied: "The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;

International Standard Version
He answered, "The person who sowed good seed is the Son of Man,

NET Bible
He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.

New Heart English Bible
And he answered them, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he answered and said to them, “He who sowed the good seed is The Son of Man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered, "The one who plants the good seeds is the Son of Man.

New American Standard 1977
And He answered and said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

King James 2000 Bible
He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

American King James Version
He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

American Standard Version
And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who made answer and said to them: He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of man.

Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man,

English Revised Version
And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

Webster's Bible Translation
He answered and said to them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

Weymouth New Testament
"The sower of the good seed," He replied, "is the Son of Man;

World English Bible
He answered them, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said to them, 'He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Man,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
36Then 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.” 37He replied, “The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed represents the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,…
Cross References
Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Matthew 13:4
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Treasury of Scripture

He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

He.

Matthew 13:24,27
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: …

is.

Matthew 13:41
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

Matthew 10:40
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Matthew 16:13-16
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? …







Lexicon
He replied,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“The [One]
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who sows
σπείρων (speirōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

good
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

seed
σπέρμα (sperma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man.
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(37) He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man.--Primarily, we must remember that the parable refers to the kingdom of heaven--i.e., to that new order of things which the Christ came to establish, and which is conveniently described as the Church which owns Him as its Lord. It offers, accordingly, an explanation of the presence of evil in that Church, and only by inference and analogy does it bear upon the wider problem of the origin of the evil in the world at large. That analogy, however, is not likely to mislead us. If the Son of Man has been "the Light that lighteth every man" (John 1:9), then He had been a sower of the good seed in the wider region of the world from the beginning, and then also all who followed after righteousness had been children of the kingdom.

Verse 37. - He answered and said unto them. In the following reply of our Lord (vers. 37-43) observe the change of style at ver. 40. Until then we have pithy, concise sentences all joined by the simple copula δέ, which can hardly be anything else than literal translations of the Lord's own phrases. But vers. 40-43 are in the usual style of this Gospel. The Son of man (Matthew 8:20, note). 13:31-35 The scope of the parable of the seed sown, is to show that the beginnings of the gospel would be small, but its latter end would greatly increase; in this way the work of grace in the heart, the kingdom of God within us, would be carried on. In the soul where grace truly is, it will grow really; though perhaps at first not to be discerned, it will at last come to great strength and usefulness. The preaching of the gospel works like leaven in the hearts of those who receive it. The leaven works certainly, so does the word, yet gradually. It works silently, and without being seen, Mr 4:26-29, yet strongly; without noise, for so is the way of the Spirit, but without fail. Thus it was in the world. The apostles, by preaching the gospel, hid a handful of leaven in the great mass of mankind. It was made powerful by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts, who works, and none can hinder. Thus it is in the heart. When the gospel comes into the soul, it works a thorough change; it spreads itself into all the powers and faculties of the soul, and alters the property even of the members of the body, Ro 6:13. From these parables we are taught to expect a gradual progress; therefore let us inquire, Are we growing in grace? and in holy principles and habits?
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