Mark 4:29
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English Standard Version
But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

King James Bible
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

American Standard Version
But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

English Revised Version
But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Weymouth New Testament
But no sooner is the crop ripe, than he sends the reapers, because the time of harvest has come."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Is brought forth (παραδοῖ)

This rendering cannot be correct, for the verb is active, not passive, meaning to deliver up. Hence it is usually explained, shall have delivered itself up to harvest; which is stilted and artificial. Rev. is ripe, is a free rendering from the margin of A.V. It is, perhaps, better to explain, as Meyer does, whose rendering is adopted by Rev. in margin: When the fruit shall have allowed, i.e., shall have admitted of being harvested. Xenophon and Herodotus use the word in the sense of permit or allow; and an exact parallel to this occurs in the historian Polybius (xxii., 24, 9): "When the season permitted (παραδιδούσης)."

Putteth in (ἀποστέλλει)

Lit., sendeth forth. So Rev. in margin. The rendering, putteth in, misses the figure. The verb is the same as that used of sending forth the apostles to reap the harvest of souls. See especially John 4:38 : "I sent (ἀπέστειλα) you to reap."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

brought forth. or, ripe.

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn comes in in his season.

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

he putteth.

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Joel 3:13 Put you in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow...

Matthew 13:30,40-43 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares...

Revelation 14:13-17 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

Cross References
Joel 3:13
Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.

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

Revelation 14:15
And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe."

Revelation 14:18
And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe."

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