Matthew 13:8

“But other fell into good ground, and brought foorth fruit, some an hundred folde, some sixtie folde, some thirty folde.”

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Other Translations

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
- King James Version

"And others fell on the good soil and *yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some, falling on good earth, gave fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty times as much.
- Basic English Bible

and others fell upon the good ground, and produced fruit, one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty.
- Darby Bible

But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.
- Webster's Bible

But a portion falls upon good ground, and gives a return, some a hundred for one, some sixty, some thirty.
- Weymouth Bible

Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.
- World English Bible

But othere seedis felden in to good lond, and yauen fruyt; summe an hundrid foold, an othir sixti foold, an othir thritti foold.
- Wycliffe Bible

and others fell upon the good ground, and were giving fruit, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:8


13:8 Good ground - Soft, not like that by the highway side; deep, not like the stony ground; purged, not full of thorns.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:8


Mt 13:8 But others fell into good ground. The goodness of this last soil consists in its qualities being precisely the reverse of the other three soils. It was not hard, stony, or weedy. Some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Thirty-fold is now really a first-rate crop, even for such plains as Esdraelon, just below Nazareth. But in the time of Christ there might be realized, in favorable circumstances, a hundred-fold. Intelligent gentlemen (in the plain of Esdraelon) maintain that they have themselves reaped more than a hundred-fold ("Land and Book").

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Say not of the holy Angels, Were wanting to do, for the Angels now await commandment to execute final judgment on ye wicked. For it is written, The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the Angels. So shall it be at the end of the world: the Angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  • ALEX
    Mat. 13 is a perfect picture of the church and her birth pains from the seed of christ the words of god the tares satan are gonna try to destroy the woman's child, the 2 children fought in rebecca's womb, jesus said the field was the world where that good seed will be sown meaning humanity th world is gonna birth a baby christ which is the h.g. that promise child that is gonna rule all nations
  • Caleb Dugan
    I love this chapter, but could someone explain to me verses 28 and 29?
  • Caleb Dugan
    I continue my train of thought here ... Jesus mentions that the reapers represent the angels. I am just wondering what the angels were wanting to do. Did they want to kill false believers in the church, but God didn't want them to because they would kill true believers on accident? I am just curious about what the gathering up of tares is and how it is harmful to the true believers in the church
  • Caleb Dugan
    In verse 28, the servants reapers too I guess asked if they should take the tares out of the field. The householder said to leave them so that they don't also pull out the wheat. Farther down in the chapter Jesus explains the parable further by saying that the wheat represents the children of the kingdom and the tares are the children of the wicked one. But Jesus also mentions...uhh...
  • Robert Sanborn Jr.
    One thing I can take from ch.13:54-58 is that Jesus did do mighty works in his hometown but not many.Why ? Because of their unbelief.They could not come to receive their healing because they got offended by his teaching,not because he didn't have the power to heal.

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