English Standard Version
And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.
King James Bible
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth,
World English Bible
He said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Should cast (βάλῃ)
Lit., should have cast, the aorist tense, followed by the presents sleep and rise (καθεύδῃ and ἐγείρηται). The whole, literally, "As if a man should have cast seed into the ground, and should be sleeping and rising night and day." The aorist tense indicates the single act of casting; the presents the repeated, continued sleeping and rising while the seed is growing.
Seed (τὸν σπόρον)
The seed; that particular seed which he had to sow. Such is the force of the article.
LibraryDecember 21 Evening
Master, carest thou not that we perish?--MARK 4:38. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.--While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease. The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.--God heard the voice of the lad: and the angel of …
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He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,
For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away."
He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.
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