Matthew 13:37

37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.

Matthew 13:37 in Other Translations

KJV
37 He answered and said unto them,He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
ESV
37 He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
NLT
37 Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed.
MSG
37 So he explained. "The farmer who sows the pure seed is the Son of Man.
CSB
37 He replied: "The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;

Matthew 13:37 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 13:37

He answered and said unto them
Being very ready to answer their request, and willing to communicate spiritual knowledge to them; thereby showing great condescension, and humility in himself, and great affection to them:

he that soweth the good seed, is the son of man;
he that is signified by the man that sowed good seed in his field, is "the son of man"; by whom he means himself, the seed of the woman; and the son of David; who being anointed with the Holy Ghost without measure, went about Judea and Galilee, preaching the everlasting Gospel, to the conversion of sinners, thereby making them good seed; though this may be understood of him, as including his apostles and ministers, whom he makes use of as instruments for the good of souls, by preaching the Gospel.

Matthew 13:37 In-Context

35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,
39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

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