Mark 4:28
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New International Version
All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.

New Living Translation
The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.

English Standard Version
The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Berean Study Bible
All by itself the earth produces a crop--first the stalk, then the head, then grain that ripens within.

Berean Literal Bible
Of itself, the earth brings forth fruit--first a plant, then an ear, then full grain in the ear.

New American Standard Bible
"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.

King James Bible
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The soil produces a crop by itself--first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head.

International Standard Version
the ground produces grain by itself—first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.

NET Bible
By itself the soil produces a crop, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.

New Heart English Bible
The earth bears fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For the earth produces fruit itself; first shall be the blade and afterward the ear, then finally the full wheat in the ear.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ground produces grain by itself. First the green blade appears, then the head, then the head full of grain.

New American Standard 1977
“The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the earth brings forth fruit of herself: first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.

King James 2000 Bible
For the earth brings forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.

American King James Version
For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

American Standard Version
The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear, afterwards the full corn in the ear.

Darby Bible Translation
The earth bears fruit of itself, first [the] blade, then an ear, then full corn in the ear.

English Revised Version
The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

Weymouth New Testament
Of itself the land produces the crop-- first the blade, then the ear; afterwards the perfect grain is seen in the ear.

World English Bible
For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Young's Literal Translation
for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:21-34 These declarations were intended to call the attention of the disciples to the word of Christ. By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on a candlestick, that they may give light to a room. This parable of the good seed, shows the manner in which the kingdom of God makes progress in the world. Let but the word of Christ have the place it ought to have in a soul, and it will show itself in a good conversation. It grows gradually: first the blade; then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear. When it is sprung up, it will go forward. The work of grace in the soul is, at first, but the day of small things; yet it has mighty products even now, while it is in its growth; but what will there be when it is perfected in heaven!
Study Bible
The Seed Growing Secretly
27Night and day he sleeps and wakes, and the seed sprouts and grows, though he knows not how. 28All by itself the earth produces a crop — first the stalk, then the head, then grain that ripens within. 29And as soon as the grain is ripe, he swings the sickle, because the harvest has come.”…
Cross References
Mark 4:27
Night and day he sleeps and wakes, and the seed sprouts and grows, though he knows not how.

Mark 4:29
And as soon as the grain is ripe, he swings the sickle, because the harvest has come."
Treasury of Scripture

For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

the earth.

Genesis 1:11,12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding …

Genesis 2:4,5,9 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they …

Genesis 4:11,12 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth …

Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the …

first.

Mark 4:31,32 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the …

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Psalm 92:13,14 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under …

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Philippians 1:6,9-11 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

1 Thessalonians 3:12,13 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

blade.

Matthew 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared …

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