Matthew 13:23

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he that receiued seed into the good ground, is hee that heareth the word, and vnderstandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth foorth, some an hundred fold, some sixtie, some thirty.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the seed which was put in good earth, this is he who gives ear to the word, and gets the sense of it; who gives fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty times as much.
- Basic English Bible

But he that is sown upon the good ground -- this is he who hears and understands the word, who bears fruit also, and produces, one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty.
- Darby Bible

But he that receiveth seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.
- Webster's Bible

But he who has received the seed on good ground is he who hears and understands. Such hearers give a return, and yield one a hundred for one, another sixty, another thirty.")
- Weymouth Bible

What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and brings forth, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty."
- World English Bible

But he that is sowun in to good loond, is this that herith the word, and vnderstondeth, and bryngith forth fruyt. And summe makith an hundrid fold, treuli anothir sixti fold, and another thritti fold.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that sown on the good ground: this is he who is hearing the word, and is understanding, who indeed doth bear fruit, and doth make, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:23


13:23 Some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty - That is, in various proportions; some abundantly more than others.


Discussion for Matthew 13

  • A disciple
    All the parables go together to make the whole message. The various aspects of how a man hears, and what he hears, and what determines his being either good or bad; is not at all something left to chance; (as if we should just accept everyone for what they are, or what they are confused about); but is entirely because of our own willingness and obedience to the Glad Tidings. We are accountable!
  • Anonymous
    It basically means you can't change yourself or another person till they have matured. In unconsciousness we have accidentally gotten bad seeds within ourselves. When we ripen and gain maturity, only then may the bad be separated and only the good kept. So accept yourself and others unconditionally until you and them are matured and ready.
  • A disciple
    Hi Grace; You asked, "What is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?" I think the difference is simply in the words themselves, and not different things. What I mean is, that the kingdom of God; let's say, as opposed to the kingdoms of men; and the kingdom of heaven, as that which is high above all that we know just now as of the earth and this world: it is the world to come!
  • Grace
    what is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?
  • Insight777
    V52 is important. Jesus tells us the Bible, written by scribes is impartial, telling us both what has been believed in the past and what will be revealed in the future. That is why Jesus asked his followers if they understood him. Follow only Jesus as he walked the earth, that is true understanding of salvation. Everything else is letting someone else have control of your life.
  • Angelo
    An essential chapter of Jesus' ministry, with the wheat(children who seek after truth) and tares(children who seek worldly fortune). Only 1/4 of the seed comes to fruition, but it is not predetermined necessarily, otherwise why would God sent us his messengers. The key verse is 15/32 which tells us to read the whole bible for context(brings forth old and new. Notice Jesus refers to Issiah

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