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Matthew 13:24

    Matthew 13:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field:

    Webster's Revision

    Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

    World English Bible

    He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

    Definitions for Matthew 13:24

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:24

    The kingdom of heaven - God's method of managing the affairs of the world, and the concerns of his Church.

    Is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field - In general, the world may be termed the field of God; and in particular, those who profess to believe in God through Christ are his field or farm; among whom God sows nothing but the pure unadulterated word of his truth.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 13:24

    The kingdom of heaven is likened ... - That is, the "gospel resembles." The kingdom of heaven (see the notes at Matthew 3:2) means here the effect of the gospel by its being preached. The meaning of this parable is plain. The field represents the "world," in which the gospel is preached. The "good seed," the truths preached by Christ and his apostles.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:24

    13:24 He proposed another parable - in which he farther explains the case of unfruitful hearers. The kingdom of heaven (as has been observed before) sometimes signifies eternal glory: sometimes the way to it, inward religion; sometimes, as here, the Gospel dispensation: the phrase is likewise used for a person or thing relating to any one of those: so in this place it means, Christ preaching the Gospel, who is like a man sowing good seed - The expression, is like, both here and in several other places, only means, that the thing spoken of may be illustrated by the following similitude. Who sowed good seed in his field - God sowed nothing but good in his whole creation. Christ sowed only the good seed of truth in his Church.