And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:…
rich farmer once said to the Rev. John Cooke, "I don't like religion, and I told you so." "You are not the only farmer of the kind," replied Mr. Cooke. Then referring to this text, he said, "Do you think that this man was a fool?" "I shall not say, sir." "To me he appears to have been one —
(1) Because he preferred his body to his soul;
(2) Because he preferred the world to God;
(3) Because he preferred time to eternity;
(4) Because he lived as if he were never going to die."
Parallel VersesKJV: And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: