Matthew 13:3

“And hee spake many things vnto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went foorth to sow.”

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Other Translations

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
- King James Version

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, A man went out to put seed in the earth;
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow:
- Darby Bible

And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
- Webster's Bible

He then spoke many things to them in figurative language. "The sower goes out," He said, "to sow.
- Weymouth Bible

He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, a farmer went out to sow.
- World English Bible

And he spac to hem many thingis in parablis, and seide, Lo! he that sowith, yede out to sowe his seed.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: `Lo, the sower went forth to sow,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:3


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!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:3


Mt 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables. Of which only samples are preserved, even by Matthew, and still fewer in the other Gospels. Parables. Narratives designed to convey spiritual instruction. The parable differs from the proverb in being a "narrative", from the fable is being "true to nature", from the myth in being "undeceptive", from the allegory in that it "veils the spiritual truth". Behold, a sower went forth to sow. It is "the sower" in the original. There was grain land on every side, and the figure was familiar to every hearer. There are no farm houses in Palestine. All live in towns or villages. Hence, the farmers "go forth" to sow.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • BSP
    Verse 52 There are many treasures that we can learn from the Bible. We want to share those with others.
  • Alex
    Jesus said we wd know a tree by his fruits thus we know that christ is god the son by his fruits his words are the very seeds of god he breathe on them and they received the h.g. thus the h.g. was his fruit which is a baby christ his offspring via his seed th word. the kingdom has to come via a birth thats y he is saying unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child etc impling a heavenly birth.
  • Alex
    The original Promise was i will multiply thy seed Christ seed as the stars of heaven Thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in humanity. Its the very seed of God to whom the word that good seed came it made them Gods,God was so pasionate about this PROMISE that he swore by his very self I have said his words seeds ye are Gods. Being bornagain of an incorruptible seed
  • Alex
    How do we know that Christ is really God the son? Simply b c he sows the very seeds of God in humanity which is the Word th living Word not the written word, the living word is the very seed of God and this seed can only be deposited in our hearts by hearing his voice etc not by reading anything but by HEARING means divine understanding, its gestation in the spritual realm,HE IS THE BRIDEGROOM GBU
  • BSP
    Verse 23 We all have different circumstances in life and can all give different amount of time. Jehovah God wants us to give him our very best and he views us as individuals.
  • Obbie Beal
    note: not food ,clothing, shelter, ..., ..., is on Jesus mind, but T K of Heaven, T K of Heaven, (the place prepared for those Born-Again) is /was mightily on Jesus mind.

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