Matthew 13:18

“Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heare ye therefore the parable of the sower.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Hear then the parable of the sower.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear then ye the parable of the sower.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear, then, to the story of the man who put the seed in the earth.
- Basic English Bible

*Ye*, therefore, hear the parable of the sower.
- Darby Bible

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
- Webster's Bible

To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.
- Weymouth Bible

Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.
- World English Bible

Therfor here ye the parable of the sowere.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:18

Mt 13:18-23 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. In order to understand the parable we must listen to the explanation given in Mt 13:18-23. Christ is the great Sower, and all whom he sends forth to preach are sowers under him. The seed sown is His Word, the Gospel of the Kingdom. The soil is human hearts. Four kinds of human hearts are described: (1) The "wayside" hearer; the light, flippant, indifferent hearer upon whom no impression is produced. (2) The "stony" hearer; the heart that exhibits an evanescent feeling at the appeal of the gospel; but upon whom no permanent impression is made. (3) The "thorny soil"; the heart that takes in the Word, but is so full of worldly cares that these presently gain the mastery. This describes the world-serving hearer. (4) The "good soil"; the good and honest heart; the heart that receives and retains the truth. In such a heart the seed will grow and the new life will be manifest. Three things, then, are needful: (1) A Sower. (2) Good Seed, the pure word of God. (3) A good and "honest" heart. A dishonest man cannot be converted until he casts out his dishonesty. He who cavils at and deceitfully entreats the word of God will not be profited.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • Randolph Blankenship
    I love this chapter but the part that speaks loudest to me is the wheat and the tares, I believe this scripture speaks loud and clear to the church today. I believe that there are so many people in the church today that fit this scripture, and it is almost scary to think how many people in church today believe that they are a christian when in all actuality they are headed wide open to an eternity
  • NWURUM JEREMIAH for verse 25
    Truly pple hve spoken well concerning the Study while men slept the enemy came. Most times bible used the physical things to explain to us about the spiritual. Sleeping of men in d realm of the Spirit is beyond physical sleeping though it's still part of it. It simply means being being ignorance, neglect, and total abandonment of God's word and His law which every believer ought to abide on. Whenever you are spiritually disconnected because of stepping into the comfort zone the world or sin you are described to be sleeping in the realm of the Spirit and Satan enemy can enter without obtaining permission 4rm Yaweh reason being that you are no longer Jehovah's candidates and can result to your physical slumber sleeping without praying . Man from his ought to pray in order to avert temptation and plan of Satan and it's agent because at night they work without sleep but an hour you as you talk to God in prayers during the night can assign an angelic soilder for war which will do no good to them other than destroying them including their plan. Pray instead of sleeping I suggest
  • Oguejiofor ebuka
    Did jesus have brothers and sisters?
  • Geoff
    The most profound thing to learn from this Chapter is that Jesus Christ is talking about 2 different kingdoms. 1: his kingdom in verse 41 - Jesus Christ 's kingdom! and 2: the kingdom of their father in verse 43 - God 's kingdom! Now read Daniel 2:44 - Let him who has ears listen!
  • This verse is very true
  • Ryzzo Torgbo for verse 57
    I think Jesus called himself a prophet here.

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