New American Standard Bible
"Hear then the parable of the sower.
King James Bible
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye, therefore, hear the parable of the sower.
World English Bible
"Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See also Mark 4:13-20; Luke 8:11-15. "Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower." That is, hear the "explanation" or the "spiritual meaning" of the narrative given before. Mark adds Mark 4:13, "Know ye not this parable? And how, then, shall ye know all parables?" By which it seems that the Saviour regarded this as one of the simplest and plainest of the parables, and gave an explanation of it that they might understand the general principles of interpreting others.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
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Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
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