URGENT: We Need Your Help to Provide a Bible for a Service Member or Veteran Today!

Luke 8:11

Is this (estin de auth). Means this. Jesus now proceeds to interpret his own parable. The seed is the word of God (o sporo estin o logo tou qeou). The article with both subject and predicate as here means that they are interchangeable and can be turned round: The word of God is the seed. The phrase "the word of God" does not appear in Matthew and only once in Mark ( Mark 7:13 ) and John ( John 10:35 ), but four times in Luke ( John 5:1 ; John 8:11 John 8:21 ; John 11:28 ) and twelve times in Acts. In Mark 4:14 we have only "the word." In Mark 3:31 we have "the will of God," and in Matthew 12:46 "the will of my Father" where Luke 8:21 has "the word of God." This seems to show that Luke has the subjective genitive here and means the word that comes from God.

Do Not Sell My Info (CA only)