Matthew 13:4
New International Version
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

New Living Translation
As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.

English Standard Version
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Berean Study Bible
And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Berean Literal Bible
And in his sowing, indeed some fell along the road, and the birds having come, devoured them.

King James Bible
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

New King James Version
And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.

New American Standard Bible
and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

NASB 1995
and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

NASB 1977
and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Amplified Bible
and as he sowed, some seed fell beside the road [between the fields], and the birds came and ate it.

Christian Standard Bible
As he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

American Standard Version
and as he sowed, some'seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But as he sowed, some seed fell on the side of the road and a bird came and ate it.

Contemporary English Version
While the farmer was scattering the seed, some of it fell along the road and was eaten by birds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whilst he soweth some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate them up.

English Revised Version
and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them:

Good News Translation
As he scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some seeds were planted along the road, and birds came and devoured them.

International Standard Version
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up.

Literal Standard Version
and in his sowing, some indeed fell by the way, and the birds having come, devoured them,

NET Bible
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

New Heart English Bible
And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Weymouth New Testament
As he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and the birds come and peck it up.

World English Bible
As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Young's Literal Translation
and in his sowing, some indeed fell by the way, and the fowls did come and devour them,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Sower
3And He told them many things in parables, saying, “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5Some fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly because the soil was shallow.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:3
And He told them many things in parables, saying, "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Matthew 13:5
Some fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly because the soil was shallow.

Mark 4:4
And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Luke 8:5
"A farmer went out to sow his seed. And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, where it was trampled, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Luke 18:35
As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting beside the road, begging.


Treasury of Scripture

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

the way.

Matthew 13:18,19
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower…









(4) The way side--i.e., on the skirts of the broad path that crossed the field. Here the surface was hard and smooth, the grain lay on the surface, the pigeons and other birds that followed the sower reaped an immediate harvest.

Verse 4. - And when (as, Revised Version) he sowed, some seeds (α} μέν). Here (cf. vers. 5, 7, 8) the seeds are, so to speak, each singled out. But in the parallel passages they are viewed as one whole (ο{ μέν). Fell by the wayside. Along the road (παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν), which evidently was at no mere corner of the field, but ran for some distance by or through it. And the fowls (birds, Revised Version, as in modern English) came and devoured them up.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

he was
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

sowing,
σπείρειν (speirein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

some [seeds]
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

fell
ἔπεσεν (epesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

along
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

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

path,
ὁδόν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

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

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

birds
πετεινὰ (peteina)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4071: A bird, fowl. Neuter of a derivative of petomai; a flying animal, i.e. Bird.

came
ἐλθόντα (elthonta)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

[and] devoured
κατέφαγεν (katephagen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2719: To eat up, eat till it is finished, devour, squander, annoy, injure. From kata and esthio; to eat down, i.e. Devour.

them.
αὐτά (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.


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