Mark 4:28



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.

King James Version

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

Holman Bible

The soil produces a crop by itself-first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head.

International Standard Version

the ground produces grain by itself first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.

A Conservative Version

For the earth bears fruit spontaneously, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

American Standard Version

The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Amplified

The earth produces [acting] by itself -- "first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

An Understandable Version

The soil yields its crop, first the green sprout, then the ears of grain, and then the kernels in the ears.

Anderson New Testament

For the earth, of its own accord, produces fruit, first the blade; then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Bible in Basic English

The earth gives fruit by herself; first the leaf, then the head, then the full grain.

Common New Testament

All by itself the earth produces grainfirst the blade, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the earth spontaneously produces, first the blade, then the ear, after that the grain of corn in the ear.

Darby Translation

The earth bears fruit of itself, first the blade, then an ear, then full corn in the ear.

Godbey New Testament

The earth spontaneously brings forth fruit; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear.

Goodspeed New Testament

The ground of itself is productive, putting forth first a blade, then a head, then fully developed wheat in the head.

John Wesley New Testament

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, after that, the full corn in the ear.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the earth brings forth fruit of herself: first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.

Julia Smith Translation

For the earth bears fruit spontaneously; first the grass, then the ear, then the full wheat in the ear.

King James 2000

For the earth brings forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By itself the soil produces a crop: first the grass, then the head of grain, then the full grain in the head.

Modern King James verseion

For the earth brings out fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ears, after that full corn in the ears.

Moffatt New Testament

(For the earth bears crops by itself, the blade first, the ear of corn next, and then the grain full in the ear.)

Montgomery New Testament

Of its own accord the earth bears its crops; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

NET Bible

By itself the soil produces a crop, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.

New Heart English Bible

For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

New simplified Bible

The earth gives fruit by itself. First comes the leaf, then the head, then full grain.

Noyes New Testament

For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Sawyer New Testament

The earth produces spontaneously, first the stalk, then the head, then the full wheat in the head.

The Emphasized Bible

of itself, the earth beareth fruit, - first, a blade, afterwards, an ear, after that, full corn in the ear;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for the earth, naturally prolific, beareth fruit; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The ground bears the crop of itself--first the blade, then the ear, and then the full grain in the ear;

Webster

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

Weymouth New Testament

Of itself the land produces the crop-- first the blade, then the ear; afterwards the perfect grain is seen in the ear.

Williams New Testament

The ground of itself produces, first the stalk, then the head; at last there is the matured grain of wheat in the head.

World English Bible

For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Worrell New Testament

The earth of itself bears fruit; first the blade, then the head, then the full grain in the head.

Worsley New Testament

For the earth produces fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear:

Youngs Literal Translation

for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

καρποφορέω 
Karpophoreo 
Usage: 4

αὐτόματος 
Automatos 
of self , of own accord
Usage: 1

πρῶτον 
Proton 
first , at the first Trans , first of all ,
Usage: 40

the blade
χόρτος 
Chortos 
Usage: 11

εἶτα 
Eita 
Usage: 12

the ear
στάχυς 
Stachus 
ear of corn , ear
Usage: 3

εἶτα 
Eita 
Usage: 12

the
σῖτος 
Sitos 
Usage: 7

πλήρης 
Pleres 
Usage: 15

σῖτος 
Sitos 
Usage: 7

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Seed That Grows By Itself

27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know. 28 "The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 "But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."


Cross References

Mark 4:31-32

"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,

Genesis 1:11-12

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.

Genesis 2:4-5

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 4:11-12

"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

Psalm 1:3

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Psalm 92:13-14

Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Isaiah 61:11

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Matthew 13:26

"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.

Philippians 1:6

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:9-11

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

Colossians 1:10

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;



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