Mark 4:27
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English Standard Version
He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.

King James Bible
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

American Standard Version
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not.

English Revised Version
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how.

Webster's Bible Translation
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

Weymouth New Testament
he spends days and nights, now awake, now asleep, while the seed sprouts and grows tall, he knows not how.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Grow (μηκύνηται)

Lit., lengthen; be extended by the seed lengthening out into blade and stalk.

He knoweth not how (ὡς οὐκ οἶδεν αὐτός)

The Greek order is very lively: how knoweth not he.

Mark 4:27 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and grow.

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun...

Ecclesiastes 11:5 As you know not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child...

John 3:7,8 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again...

1 Corinthians 15:37,38 And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bore grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain...

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Cross References
Mark 4:26
And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.

Mark 4:28
The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

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