New American Standard Bible
"The sower sows the word.
King James Bible
The sower soweth the word.
Darby Bible Translation
The sower sows the word:
World English Bible
The farmer sows the word.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is sowing doth sow the word;
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See the notes at Matthew 13:18-23.
LibraryLamps and Bushels
'And Jesus said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?'--Mark iv. 21. The furniture of a very humble Eastern home is brought before us in this saying. In the original, each of the nouns has the definite article attached to it, and so suggests that in the house there was but one of each article; one lamp, a flat saucer with a wick swimming in oil; one measure for corn and the like; one bed, raised slightly, but sufficiently to admit …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Toiling Christ
Chapter: 4:21-25 Lamp and Stand
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
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