Luke 14:35
New International Version
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

New Living Translation
Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!”

English Standard Version
It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Berean Study Bible
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile, and it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Berean Literal Bible
It is fit neither for soil nor for manure; they cast it out. The one having ears to hear, let him hear."

King James Bible
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

New King James Version
It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

New American Standard Bible
It is useless either for the soil or the manure pile, so it is thrown out. The one who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

NASB 1995
“It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

NASB 1977
“It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Amplified Bible
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.”

Christian Standard Bible
It isn’t fit for the soil or for the manure pile; they throw it out. Let anyone who has ears to hear listen.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It isn’t fit for the soil or for the manure pile; they throw it out. Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!”

American Standard Version
It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill: men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“It is not fit for land nor is it fit for manure, but they cast it outside. Whoever has an ear that hears, let him hear.”

Contemporary English Version
It is no longer good for the soil or even for the manure pile. People simply throw it out. If you have ears, pay attention!

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is neither profitable for the land nor for the dunghill, but shall be cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

English Revised Version
It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill: men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Good News Translation
It is no good for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown away. Listen, then, if you have ears!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It's not any good for the ground or for the manure pile. People throw it away. "Let the person who has ears listen!"

International Standard Version
It's suitable neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. People throw it away. Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!"

Literal Standard Version
It is neither fit for land nor for manure—they cast it outside. He who is having ears to hear—let him hear.”

NET Bible
It is of no value for the soil or for the manure pile; it is to be thrown out. The one who has ears to hear had better listen!"

New Heart English Bible
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Weymouth New Testament
Neither for land nor dunghill is it of any use; they throw it away. Listen, every one who has ears to listen with!"

World English Bible
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Young's Literal Translation
neither for land nor for manure is it fit -- they cast it without. He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Good Salt
34Salt is good, but if the salt loses its savor, with what will it be seasoned? 35It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile, and it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Cross References
Matthew 11:15
He who has ears, let him hear.

Mark 4:23
If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 8:8
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it sprang up and produced a crop--a hundredfold." As Jesus said this, He called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 13:8
Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone again this year, until I dig around it and fertilize it.


Treasury of Scripture

It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

but.

John 15:6
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

He.

Luke 8:8
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke 9:44
Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

Matthew 11:15
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.









(35) It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill.--The illustration, differing as it does from that in Matthew 5:13 and Mark 9:50, proves the independence of the saying as here recorded. A new use of salt, distinct from that of preserving food, or its symbolic meaning in sacrifice, is brought before us, and becomes the ground-work of a new parable. The use is obviously a lower and humbler one than the others. The salt serves, mingling with the dung-hill, to manure and prepare the ground for the reception of the seed. Bear this in mind, and the interpretation of the parable, connected, as it thus is, with that of the Fig-tree (see Note on Luke 13:8), is obvious. A corrupt church cannot even exercise an influence for good over the secular life of the nation which it represents. The religious man whose religion has become an hypocrisy cannot even be a good citizen, or help others forward in the duties of their active life by teaching or example. The church and the individual man are alike fit only to be "cast out"--to become, i.e., a by-word and proverb of reproach. Our Lord's sense, if we may so speak, of the depth and fulness of the meaning of His words, is shown by His emphatic reproduction of the words that had accompanied His first parable, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

fit
εὔθετόν (eutheton)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2111: Suitable, fit, useful. From eu and a derivative of tithemi; well placed, i.e. appropriate.

neither
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] soil
γῆν (gēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

nor
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] manure pile,
κοπρίαν (koprian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2874: Manure; a dung-hill. From kopros; manure.

[and] it
αὐτό (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

is thrown
βάλλουσιν (ballousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

out.
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.

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

has
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

ears
ὦτα (ōta)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3775: (a) the ear, (b) met: the faculty of perception. Apparently a primary word; the ear.

to hear,
ἀκούειν (akouein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

let him hear.”
ἀκουέτω (akouetō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.


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