New International Version
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many prophets and righteous men - These lived by and died in the faith of the promised Messiah: the fullness of the time was not then come for his manifestation in the flesh. See also on Matthew 13:11 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(Preached at Christ Church, Marylebone, 1867, for the Bishop of London's Fund.) MATTHEW xiii. 24-30. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
Ears and no Ears
The Parable of the Tares, by Bishop Latimer, Preached on the 7Th of February, 1553.
A Man Reaps More than He Sows.
Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.
Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
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