New Living Translation
"Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds:
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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'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, "Please explain to us the story of the weeds in the field."
Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant.
Then Jesus said to them, "If you can't understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God's word.
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