Mark 4:27
New International Version
Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.

New Living Translation
Night and day, while he's asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.

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

Berean Study Bible
Night and day he sleeps and wakes, and the seed sprouts and grows, though he knows not how.

Berean Literal Bible
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow--he not knows how.

New American Standard Bible
and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows-- how, he himself does not know.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He sleeps and rises night and day; the seed sprouts and grows, although he doesn't know how.

Contemporary English Version
The farmer sleeps at night and is up and around during the day. Yet the seeds keep sprouting and growing, and he doesn't understand how.

Good News Translation
He sleeps at night, is up and about during the day, and all the while the seeds are sprouting and growing. Yet he does not know how it happens.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he sleeps and rises--night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows--he doesn't know how.

International Standard Version
He sleeps and gets up night and day while the seeds sprout and grow, although he doesn't know how

NET Bible
He goes to sleep and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.

New Heart English Bible
and he sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed springs up and grows; he doesn't know how.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he shall sleep and arise by night and by day and the seed grows and lengthens while he is unaware.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sleeps at night and is awake during the day. The seeds sprout and grow, although the man doesn't know how.

New American Standard 1977
and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows—how, he himself does not know.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring forth and grow up, he knows not how.

King James 2000 Bible
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.

American King James Version
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how.

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.

World English Bible
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how.

Young's Literal Translation
and may sleep, and may rise night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he hath not known how;
Study Bible
The Seed Growing Secretly
26Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground. 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.…
Cross References
Mark 4:26
Jesus also said, "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground.

Mark 4:28
All by itself the earth produces a crop--first the stalk, then the head, then grain that ripens within.

Treasury of Scripture

And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.

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: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Ecclesiastes 11:5
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

John 3:7,8
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again…







Lexicon
Night
νύκτα (nykta)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

day
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

he sleeps
καθεύδῃ (katheudē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

wakes,
ἐγείρηται (egeirētai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

seed
σπόρος (sporos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4703: Seed for sowing. From speiro; a scattering, i.e. seed.

sprouts
βλαστᾷ (blasta)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 985: Intrans: I sprout; trans: I cause to sprout, make to grow up. From blastos; to germinate; by implication, to yield fruit.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

grows,
μηκύνηται (mēkynētai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3373: To lengthen, extend, grow. From mekos; to lengthen, i.e. to enlarge.

[though] he
αὐτός (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

knows
οἶδεν (oiden)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

how.
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.
(27) And should sleep, and rise.--So it was in the world's history. Men knew not the greatness of the new force that had been brought into action. Philosophers and statesmen ignored it. Even the very preachers of the new faith, the "sowers" of the parable, were hardly conscious of the enormous revolution which they were working. So it is in the individual life. The seemingly chance word, the new truth that flashes on the soul as a revelation, the old words now for the first time apprehended in their true force, these prove to be the seeds of a new growth in the soul.

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!
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