Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 8:8


But 1  other seed fell on good soil and grew, 2  and it produced a hundred times as much grain.” 3  As he said this, 4  he called out, “The one who has ears to hear had better listen!” 5 


Ge 26:12; Pr 1:20-23; Pr 8:1; Pr 20:12; Jer 13:15; Jer 25:4; Mt 11:15; Mt 13:8,23; Mt 13:9; Mr 4:8,20; Lu 8:15; Joh 1:12,13; Joh 3:3-5; Eph 2:10; Col 1:10; Re 2:7,11

NET © Notes

tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in the final stage of the parable.

tn Grk “when it grew, after it grew.”

sn Unlike the parallel accounts in Matt 13:8 and Mark 4:8, there is no distinction in yield in this version of the parable.

tn Grk “said these things.”

tn The translation “had better listen!” captures the force of the third person imperative more effectively than the traditional “let him hear,” which sounds more like a permissive than an imperative to the modern English reader. This was Jesus’ common expression to listen and heed carefully (cf. Matt 11:15; 13:9, 43; Mark 4:9, 23; Luke 14:35).

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