New Living Translation
As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.
King James Bible
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Darby Bible Translation
and as he sowed, some grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them;
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:4 And while he sowed, some seeds fell by the highway side, and the birds came and devoured them - It is observable, that our Lord points out the grand hinderances of our bearing fruit, in the same order as they occur. The first danger is, that the birds will devour the seed. If it escape this, there is then another danger, namely, lest it be scorched, and wither away. It is long after this that the thorns spring up and choke the good seed. A vast majority of those who hear the word of God, receive the seed as by the highway side. Of those who do not lose it by the birds, yet many receive it as on stony places. Many of them who receive it in a better soil, yet suffer the thorns to grow up, and choke it: so that few even of these endure to the end, and bear fruit unto perfection: yet in all these cases, it is not the will of God that hinders, but their own voluntary perverseness.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow.
As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it.
"A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate it.
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.
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