Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 
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

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Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower Interpreted

14 As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who, when they have heard, go on their way and are choked with worries, riches, and pleasures of life, and produce no mature fruit. 15 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. 16 “No one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a basket or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in may see its light.


Cross References

Philippians 1:11

filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

Colossians 1:6

that has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God’s grace in the truth.

Hebrews 10:36

For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.

Deuteronomy 30:6

The Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your descendants, and you will love Him with all your heart and all your soul so that you will live.

Job 23:11-12

My feet have followed in His tracks;
I have kept to His way and not turned aside.

Psalm 1:1-3

How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!

Psalm 51:10

God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 119:11

I have treasured Your word in my heart
so that I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:127-129

Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,

Proverbs 3:1

My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands;

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them.
Your words became a delight to me
and the joy of my heart,
for I am called by Your name,
Yahweh God of Hosts.

Jeremiah 31:33

“Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—the Lord’s declaration. “I will put My teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Jeremiah 32:29

The Chaldeans who are going to fight against this city will come, set this city on fire, and burn it along with the houses where incense has been burned to Baal on their rooftops and where drink offerings have been poured out to other gods to provoke Me to anger.

Ezekiel 36:26-27

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Matthew 24:13

But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

Luke 6:45

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Luke 11:28

He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

John 14:15

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

John 14:21-24

The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

John 15:10

If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love.

Romans 2:7

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

Romans 6:22

But now, since you have been liberated from sin and have become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctification—and the end is eternal life!

Romans 7:4

Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the crucified body of the Messiah, so that you may belong to another—to Him who was raised from the dead—that we may bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.

1 Corinthians 7:19

Circumcision does not matter and uncircumcision does not matter, but keeping God’s commands does.

Galatians 5:22-26

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

Ephesians 2:8

For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—

Philippians 3:13-15

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead,

Colossians 1:10

so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.

Hebrews 2:1

We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.

Hebrews 6:11-12

Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope,

James 1:4

But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:16-19

Don’t be deceived, my dearly loved brothers.

James 1:22-25

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 5:7-8

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

1 Peter 2:1-2

So rid yourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander.

1 John 2:3

This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

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