Mark 4:14
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New International Version
The farmer 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Know ye not this parable? - The scope and design of which is so very obvious.

How then will ye know all parables? - Of which mode of teaching ye should be perfect masters, in order that ye may be able successfully to teach others. This verse is not found in any of the other evangelists.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sower. See on ver.

Mark 4:3 Listen; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

Isaiah 32:20 Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the donkey.

Matthew 13:19,37 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one...

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

the word.

Mark 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door...

Colossians 1:5,6 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel...

1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever...

Library
October 1 Evening
Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.--EPH. 4:15. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.--Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Four Soils for one Seed
'And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable. 11. And He said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12. That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 13. And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Avoiding Heresies and Superstitions, and what is the Only True Catholic Church.
But since many heresies have existed, and the people of God have been rent into divisions at the instigation of demons, the truth must be briefly marked out by us, and placed in its own peculiar dwelling-place, that if any one shall desire to draw the water of life, he may not be borne to broken cisterns [898] which hold no water, but may know the abundant fountain of God, watered by which he may enjoy perpetual light. Before all things, it is befitting that we should know both that He Himself and
Lactantius—The divine institutes

On Earthly Things
The earth is man himself; in the gospel: another has fallen into the good earth. The same in a bad part about the sinner: you devour the earth all the days of your life. [Mark 4:18; Genesis 3:14] The dry lands are the flesh of a fruitless man; in Ecclesiastes, to work in a dry land with evil and sorrow. [Ecclesiastes 37:3] The dust is a sinner or the vanity of the flesh; in the psalm: like the dust, which the wind blows about. [Ps. 1:4 Vulgate] The mud is the gluttony of sinners; in the psalm: tear
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

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

Mark 4:13
Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?

Mark 4:15
Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

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