New International Version
He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.
King James Bible
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth,
World English Bible
He said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So is the kingdom of God - This parable is mentioned only by Mark, a proof that Mark did not abridge Matthew. Whitby supposes it to refer to the good ground spoken of before, and paraphrases is thus: - "What I have said of the seed sown upon good ground, may be illustrated by this parable. The doctrine of the kingdom, received in a good and honest heart, is like seed sown by a man in his ground, properly prepared to receive it; for when he hath sown it, he sleeps and wakes day after day, and, looking on it, he sees it spring and grow up through the virtue of the earth in which it is sown, though he knows not how it doth so; and when he finds it ripe, he reaps it, and so receives the benefit of the sown seed. So is it here: the seed sown in the good and honest heart brings forth fruit with patience; and this fruit daily increaseth, though we know not how the Word and Spirit work that increase; and then Christ the husbandman, at the time of the harvest, gathers in this good seed into the kingdom of heaven." I see no necessity of inquiring how Christ may be said to sleep and rise night and day; Christ being like to this husbandman only in sowing and reaping the seed.
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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, …
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Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them."
Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
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