But other fell into good ground,
and brought forth fruit,
some an hundredfold,
New International Version
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
New Living Translation
Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!
English Standard Version
Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Berean Study Bible
Still other seed fell on good soil and produced a crop—a hundredfold, sixtyfold, or thirtyfold.
Berean Literal Bible
And other fell upon the good soil and were yielding fruit–indeed some a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.
New King James Version
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
New American Standard Bible
But others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times as much.
“And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
Other seed fell on good soil and yielded grain, some a hundred times as much [as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.
Christian Standard Bible
Still other seed fell on good ground and produced fruit: some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times what was sown.
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Into good ground.
Here also the Greek has the definite article, “the good ground.”
Brought forth fruit
The different results imply that even here there were different degrees of fertility.
Here, in the parable, these various increases intend the different degrees of fruitfulness in gracious souls; for though the fruits of grace, in believers, are of the same quality, yet not of the same quantity.
Some believers are grown to a greater maturity than others; some are but little children, some are young men, some are fathers.
The hundredfold return was, perhaps, a somewhat uncommon increase, but the narrative of Isaac’s tillage in Genesis 26:12 shows that it was not unheard of, and had probably helped to make it the standard of a more than usually prosperous harvest.
That is, a hundred “grains” for each one that was sowed; an increase by no means unheard of, but still a a more than usually prosperous harvest.
Some grains of wheat will produce even more, but the usual proportion on a field sown, however, is not more than twenty, fifty, or sixty bushels for one.
Still ☆ δὲ (de) ☆ Conjunction ☆ A primary particle; but, and, etc.
Other [seeds] ☆ Ἄλλα (Alla) ☆ Adjective – Nominative Neuter Plural ☆ Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; ‘else, ‘ i.e. Different.
Fell ☆ ἔπεσεν (epesen) ☆ Verb – Aorist Indicative Active – 3rd Person Singular ☆ A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.
On ☆ ἐπὶ (epi) ☆ Preposition ☆ On, to, against, on the basis of, at.
Good ☆ καλὴν (kalēn) ☆ Adjective – Accusative Feminine Singular ☆ Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.
Soil ☆ γῆν (gēn) ☆ Noun – Accusative Feminine Singular ☆ Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
And ☆ καὶ (kai) ☆ Conjunction ☆ And, even, also, namely.
Produced ☆ ἐδίδου (edidou) ☆ Verb – Imperfect Indicative Active – 3rd Person Singular ☆ To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.
Crop ☆ καρπόν (karpon) ☆ Noun – Accusative Masculine Singular ☆ Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.
Hundredfold ☆ ἑκατὸν (hekaton) ☆ Adjective – Accusative Neuter Plural ☆ One hundred. Of uncertain affinity; a hundred.
Sixtyfold ☆ ἑξήκοντα (hexēkonta) ☆ Adjective – Accusative Neuter Plural ☆ Sixty. The tenth multiple of hex; sixty.
[or] ☆ δὲ (de) ☆ Conjunction ☆ A primary particle; but, and, etc.
Thirtyfold ☆ τριάκοντα (triakonta) ☆ Adjective – Accusative Neuter Plural ☆ Thirty. The decade of treis; thirty.
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