Mark 4:29
New International Version
As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

New Living Translation
And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”

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

Berean Study Bible
And as soon as the grain is ripe, he swings the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Berean Literal Bible
And when the fruit offers itself, he sends the sickle immediately, for 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.

New King James Version
But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

New American Standard Bible
Now when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

NASB 1995
“But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

NASB 1977
“But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Amplified Bible
But when the crop ripens, he immediately puts in the sickle [to reap], because [the time for] the harvest has come.”

Christian Standard Bible
As soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But whenever the fruit ripens, immediately the sickle is brought because the harvest has arrived.”

Contemporary English Version
Then when harvest season comes and the grain is ripe, the farmer cuts it with a sickle.

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.

Good News Translation
When the grain is ripe, the man starts cutting it with his sickle, because harvest time has come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As soon as the grain is ready, he cuts it with a sickle, because harvest time has come."

International Standard Version
But when the grain is ripe, he immediately starts cutting with his sickle because the harvest time has come."

Literal Standard Version
and whenever the fruit may yield itself, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

NET Bible
And when the grain is ripe, he sends in the sickle because the harvest has come."

New Heart English Bible
But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come."

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

World English Bible
But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come."

Young's Literal Translation
and whenever the fruit may yield itself, immediately he doth send forth the sickle, because the harvest hath come.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Seed Growing Secretly
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.” 30Then He asked, “To what can we compare the kingdom of God? With what parable shall we present it?…

Cross References
Joel 3:13
Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full; the wine vats overflow because their wickedness is great.

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

Revelation 14:15
Then another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the One seated on the cloud, "Swing Your sickle and reap, because the time has come to harvest; for the crop of the earth is ripe."

Revelation 14:18
Still another angel, with authority over the fire, came from the altar and called out in a loud voice to the angel with the sharp sickle, "Swing your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the vine of the earth, because its grapes are ripe."


Treasury of Scripture

But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

brought forth.

Job 5:26
Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh 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 perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come

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

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 ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn…









(29) He putteth in the sickle.--From one point of view, here again, the harvest is the end of the world (Matthew 13:39), and the putting in the sickle is the coming of Christ to judge. (Comp. the use of the same image in Revelation 14:14-18.) From the other, the harvest is the end of each man's life, and the sickle is in the hands of the Angel of Death.

Verse 29. - But when the fruit is ripe (ὅταν δὲ παραδῷ ὁ καρπὸς). The verb here is active; it might be rendered delivereth up, or alloweth. It is a peculiar expression, though evidently meaning "when the fruit is ready." He putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come. As soon as Christ's work is completed, whether in the Church or in the individual, "immediately" the sickle is sent forth. As soon as a Christian is ready for heaven, God calls him away; and therefore we may infer that it is unwise, if not sinful, for a Christian, pressed it may be with sickness or trouble, to be eager in wishing to leave this world. "It is one thing to be willing to go when God pleases; it is another thing to speak as though we wished to hasten our departure." "When the fruit is ripe, immediately he putteth forth the sickle." If therefore, the sickle is not yet sent forth, it is because the fruit is not yet fully ripe. The afflictions of the faithful are God's means to ripen them for heaven. They are the dressing which the Lord of the vineyard employs to make the tree more fruitful, to make the Christian more fruitful in grace, and more ripe for glory.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

as soon as
εὐθὺς (euthys)
Adverb
Strong's 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

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

grain
καρπός (karpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.

is ripe,
παραδοῖ (paradoi)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

he swings
ἀποστέλλει (apostellei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sickle,
δρέπανον (drepanon)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1407: A sickle, pruning-hook. From drepo; a gathering hook.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

harvest
θερισμός (therismos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2326: Reaping, harvest; met: the harvest, crop. From therizo; reaping, i.e. The crop.

has come.”
παρέστηκεν (parestēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3936: Or prolonged paristano from para and histemi; to stand beside, i.e. to exhibit, proffer, recommend, substantiate; or to be at hand, aid.


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