New American Standard Bible
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The land of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
World English Bible
He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake a simile unto them, saying, 'Of a certain rich man the field brought forth well;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3.
Plentifully - His land was fertile, and produced even beyond his expectations, and beyond what he had provided for.
LibraryMarch 26 Morning
The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods . . . to every man according to his several ability.--MATT. 25:14,15. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey? All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.--As every man hath received the gift, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xii. 56, 58, "Ye Know How to Interpret the Face of the Earth and the Heaven," Etc. ; and Of
On Worldly Folly
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.
"And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
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