Matthew 13:1-9 LEB

The Parable of the Sower

1 On that day Jesus went out of the house [and]a was sitting by the sea.b

References for Matthew 13:1

    • ŗ 13:1 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("went out") has been translated as a finite verb
    • Ř 13:1 - That is, the Sea of Galilee
      2 And large crowds gathered close around him, so that he got into a boat to sit down, and all the crowd was standing on the shore.
      3 And he spoke many [things] to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow,
      4 and while he was sowing, {some seed}c fell on the side of the path, and the birds came [and]d devoured it.

      References for Matthew 13:4

        • ř 13:4 - Literally "some of which"
        • Ś 13:4 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("came") has been translated as a finite verb
          5 And other [seed] fell on the rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up at once because it did not have [any] depth of soil.
          6 But [when]e the sun rose it was scorched, and because it did not have [enough] root, it withered.

          References for Matthew 13:6

            • ś 13:6 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("rose")
              7 And other [seed] fell among the thorn plants, and the thorn plants came up and choked it.
              8 But other [seed] fell on the good soil and produced grain,f this one a hundred [times as much] and this one sixty and this one thirty.

              References for Matthew 13:8

                • Ŝ 13:8 - Literally "fruit," describing here the grain harvested from the healthy plants; in contemporary English this would more naturally be expressed by terms like "grain" or "crop"
                  9 The one who has ears, let him hear!"