New Living Translation
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
King James Bible
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow:
World English Bible
He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, a farmer went out to sow.
Young's Literal Translation
and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: 'Lo, the sower went forth to sow,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:3 In parables - The word is here taken in its proper sense, for apt similes or comparisons. This way of speaking, extremely common in the eastern countries, drew and fixed the attention of many, and occasioned the truths delivered to sink the deeper into humble and serious hearers. At the same time, by an awful mixture of justice and mercy, it hid them from the proud and careless. In this chapter our Lord delivers seven parables; directing the four former (as being of general concern) to all the people; the three latter to his disciples. Behold the sower - How exquisitely proper is this parable to be an introduction to all the rest! In this our Lord answers a very obvious and a very important question. The same sower, Christ, and the same preachers sent by him, always sow the same seed: why has it not always the same effect? He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'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
Treasure and Pearl
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.
As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.
His disciples came and asked him, "Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?"
Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. "How can Satan cast out Satan?" he asked.
He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:
Then Jesus began teaching them with stories: "A man planted a vineyard. He built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.
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