Luke 8:15

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But that on the good ground, are they, which in an honest and good heart hauing heard the word, keepe it, and bring foorth fruite with patience.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the {seed} in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those in the good earth are those who, having given ear to the word, keep it with a good and true heart, and in quiet strength give fruit.
- Basic English Bible

But that in the good ground, these are they who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
- Darby Bible

But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
- Webster's Bible

But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return.
- Weymouth Bible

That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.
- World English Bible

But that that fel in to good erthe, ben these that, in a good herte, and best heren the word, and holdun, and brengen forth fruyt in pacience.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that in the good ground: These are they, who in an upright and good heart, having heard the word, do retain [it], and bear fruit in continuance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:15


8:15 Who - keep it - Not like the highway side: And bring forth fruit - Not like the thorny ground: With perseverance - Not like the stony.


Discussion for Luke 8

  • A disciple
    BSP; Good words! "He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man" the good seed is the word of God sown into our hearts. We must have a good and honest heart to receive the word right so that it will sprout and grow in us and come to maturity and bear good fruit unto God. We are known by our fruit; our fruit is to be in the image and likeness of God: that's how it is known that we are men! Gen. 1:26
  • BSP
    Verse 11: The word of God is likened to a seed. We must get this seed deep down into our hearts in order for it to produce fruitage.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THESE WHICH HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND--DO IT--1 CORINTHIANS14:34 LET YOUR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES FOR IT IS--NOT PERMITTED--UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT THEY ARE COMMANDED TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • BSP
    Verse 45: Since Jesus had to ask who touched him, this indicates that Jehovah God saw the woman and he used the power that he had given Jesus to heal her.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We learned in verse 1 that Jesus "went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God". So, He did not miss out any city or village to avoid the excuse that they did not have the opportunity to hear the Word, see the miracles and see the Saviour in action. Today, we also have no excuse as the Word is now preached throughout the world.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:11 NOW THE PARABLE IS THIS THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD 8:12 THOSE BY THE WAYSIDE ARE THEY THAT HEAR THEN COMETH THE devil AND TAKETH AWAY THE WORD OUT THEIR HEARTS LEST THEY SHOULD BELIEVE AND BE SAVED 8:13 THEY ON THE ROCK ARE THEY WHICH WHEN THEY HEAR RECEIVE THE WORD WITH JOY AND THESE HAVE NO ROOT WHICH FOR A WHILE BELIEVE AND IN TIME OF TEMPTATION FALL AWAY

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