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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;
American Standard Version
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon 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,
Mark 4:26 Additional TranslationsVincent'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.
Mark 4:26 Parallel CommentariesCast Casts Earth Ground Kingdom Reign Scatter Scattered Scatters Seed SoilCast Casts Earth Ground Kingdom Reign Scatter Scattered Scatters Seed SoilThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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Matthew 13:24 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,
Mark 4:25 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."
Mark 4:27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.