Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 13:8
- Yielded fruit (edidou karpon).
- Change to imperfect tense of didwmi, to give, for it was continuous fruit-bearing.
- Some a hundredfold (o men ekaton).
- Variety, but fruit. This is the only kind that is worth while. The hundredfold is not an exaggeration (cf. Genesis 26:12). Such instances are given by Wetstein for Greece, Italy, and Africa. Herodotus (i. 93) says that in Babylonia grain yielded two hundredfold and even to three hundredfold. This, of course, was due to irrigation as in the Nile Valley.