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
    "..how great things God hath done unto thee.." (cont.) Peter and the other Apostles never went around talking about their past lives of sin and uncleanness; but they expounded the Scriptures by the wisdom and understanding God had given them through the Spirit and preached that men should repent. No one is going to get saved by listening to the catalog of a man's past sins, but by preaching Jesus!
  • A disciple
    "Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him." On the subject of testifying to others "how great things God hath done" unto us; we have to speak of the things we KNOW, just like this man KNEW that Jesus had healed him! Everyone could see the evidence in his life!
  • Servant
    Who gets transformed? Those who hear the word from the fertile ground of faith. What is faith? The turning away from the pleasures of this world for they are not blessings from God but devices of the Devil. Look how many devils entered into Legion: enoigh to drown a herd of swine! Who has faith to be healed? Those who humble themselves, not boasters, those self congradulators who lead us.
  • 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 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
  • 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.

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