Lectionary Year A
July 11, 1999
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation


(JFC) A. COMPARISON OF TRANSLATIONS


(JFC) B. TEXTUAL CRITICISM



(JFC) C. ROUGH TRANSLATION

1 On the day that one Jesus was coming out from the house and was seated beside the lake; 2 and gathered about Him people (so) many that He into a boat got to be seated and all the multitude on the shore remained. 3 And He spoke to them often in parables saying; Listen, went out a sowing one in order to sow. 4 And in the sowing some fell on the path, and some made an appearance so that birds consumed them. 5 But moreover some fell on the rocky ground where not were they able to have soil deep enough, and immediately they sprang up without having soil deep. 6 But the sun rising scorched for not having enough roots dried up. 7 But others fell among the thorns, and came up those thorn-plants and choked them. 8 But other fell on this soil the good amd it gave harvest which on the one hand one hundred, and the other sixty, and the other thirty. 9 Ones having ears listen.

18 You then hear the parable of the sower. 19 Everyone hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding is appearing the Evil One and attacks the sower in the heart of his, which means he is the one from the way of the sower. 20 But the ones on rocky ground having been sown, it is the one the word hearing and immediately with joy takes advantage of it, 21 but not having roots in itself temporary it is, but becomes distress of either persecution through the word immediately he gives up his faith. 22 But the ones among the thorn-plants having been sown, they are the ones to the word listening, and the concern of the present life and the deceitful ways of the riches choke the word and barren make it become. 23 But the one on the good earth sown, this is the one the word hears and understands, the one indeed bearing fruit and doing it by the hundreds, and by the sixties, and by the thirties.

(DH) C. ROUGH TRANSLATION

1 On that day, after going out of the house, Jesus sat [down] alongside the sea [lake]; 2 and there came together toward him many crowds, with the result that he, stepping into a boat, sat [down], and the entire crowd had been standing [up]on the shore. 3 And he said to them many things in parables, saying: "Pay attention, the sower [lit. the one who sows] went out in order to sow. 4 And as he [was] in the process of sowing, some things [seeds?] fell alongside the way, and after coming, the birds ate them. 5 But other things fell [up]on [the] rocky paths [ground], where they did not have much soil [earth], and immediately they sprouted up on account of not having depth of soil; 6 but as the sun was rising, they were being burnt, and on account of not having root, they were being dried up. 7 But others fell [up]on the thorn-plants, and the thorn-plants went up and choked them. 8 But others fell [up]on the good earth and gave [yielded?] fruit, some one hundred, others sixty, others thirty [-fold]."

18 "Therefore, all of you hear the parable of the sower! 19 As anyone who hears the word of the kingdom and does not have insight into it, the evil one comes and takes away violently that which is sown in the persons heart, this person is the one who has been sown alongside the path. 20 But the one who has been sown [up]on the rocky paths [ground], this person is the one who is hearing the word and immediately with joy is receiving it, 21 but s/he does not have root in the very same one [i.e. the word], but it is temporary, but as affliction or persecution happens on account of the word, s/he immediately falls away [is afflicted with doubt about it?]. 22 But the one who has been sown into [among] the thorn-plants, this person is the one who hears the word, and the concern [worry] of the age and the deception of [the] wealth are crushing the word and it becomes fruitless. 23 But the one who has been sown [up]on the good earth [soil], this person is the one who hears the word and has insight into it, who indeed [therefore?] bears fruit and makes [yields], one a hundred, but another sixty, but another thirty [-fold].



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