Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But the seed in the good ground-these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.

International Standard Version

But the ones on the good soil are the people who hear the word but also hold on to it with good and honest hearts, producing a crop through endurance."

A Conservative Version

But those in the good ground, these are those who in an good and right heart, having heard the word, hold it firm, and bring forth fruit in perseverance.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just ( noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.

An Understandable Version

And those people [represented by seed falling] in the fertile soil are those who possess a good and honest heart when they hear the word [of God]. They hold on to it and patiently [continue until they] produce a crop.

Anderson New Testament

But that on the good ground are those who, in a good and honest heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

But the ones that fell on the good soil are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but by the good ground is meant such persons as have received the doctrine with simplicity and sincerity, abide by it, and practise it with perseverance.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

And that which is in the good ground, are those whosoever hearing the word in a beautiful and good heart, retain it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Goodspeed New Testament

But the seed in the good soil means those who listen to the message and keep it in good, true hearts, and yield unfailingly.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And that in the good earth, they are they which, in a fair and good heart, having heard, keep the word, and bring forth fruit with patience.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the [seed] on the good soil--these are the ones who, [after] hearing the word, hold fast to [it] with a noble and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.

Modern King James verseion

But those on the good ground are the ones who, in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That in the good ground, are they which with a good and pure heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Moffatt New Testament

As for the seed in the good soil, that means those who hear and hold fast the word in a good and sound heart and so bear fruit stedfastly.

Montgomery New Testament

"And that in the good soil is those who have listened to the message and, in an honest and good heart, hold fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

NET Bible

But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing the word, cling to it with an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance.

New Heart English 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.

New simplified Bible

The good ground represents the honest and good-hearted people. They hear the word, hold fast to it and produce forth fruit with patience.

Noyes New Testament

But the seeds on the good ground, these are they who in an honest and good heart, when they have heard the word, hold it fast, and bear fruit with constancy.

Sawyer New Testament

But that on the good ground signifies those who, with a noble and good heart, hearing the word retain it, and bear fruit persistently.

The Emphasized Bible

But, that in the good ground, these, are they who, indeed, in a noble and good heart having heard the word, hold fast, and bear fruit with endurance.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But that on the good ground are they who having heard the word, retain it in a heart excellent and good, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But by that in the good ground are meant those who, having heard the Message, keep it in the good, rich soil of their hearts, and patiently yield a return.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

But the portion in rich soil illustrates those who listen to the message, keep it in good and honest hearts, and in patience yield fruit.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

"And that in the good ground, these are such as, in a good and honest heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bear fruit with patience.

Worsley New Testament

But that on the good ground, are those who having heard the word, retain it in a good and honest heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

on
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

the good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are , be , were , have , not tr ,
Usage: 97

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

an honest
G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

κατέχω 
Katecho 
hold , hold fast , keep , possess , stay , take , have , make ,
Usage: 16

it, and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

καρποφορέω 
Karpophoreo 
Usage: 4

with
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower Interpreted

14 "The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 "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. 16 "Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.


Cross References

Philippians 1:11

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Colossians 1:6

which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth;

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Deuteronomy 30:6

"Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Job 23:11-12

"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 119:11

Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:127-129

Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:33

"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jeremiah 32:29

"The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city will enter and set this city on fire and burn it, with the houses where people have offered incense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger.

Ezekiel 36:26-27

"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Matthew 24:13

"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

Luke 6:45

"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

John 14:15

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

John 14:21-24

"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."

John 15:10

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.

Romans 2:7

to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

Romans 6:22

But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

Romans 7:4

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

1 Corinthians 7:19

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.

Galatians 5:22-26

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Philippians 3:13-15

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,

Colossians 1:10

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Hebrews 2:1

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Hebrews 6:11-12

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

James 1:4

And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:16-19

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

James 1:22-25

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

James 5:7-8

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.

1 Peter 2:1-2

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

1 John 2:3

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.



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