Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

"The sower," He said, "goes out to sow his seed; and as he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and is trodden upon, or the birds of the air come and peck it up.

New American Standard Bible

"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.

King James Version

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

Holman Bible

“A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the sky ate it up.

International Standard Version

"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, were trampled on, and birds from the sky ate them up.

A Conservative Version

The man who sows went forth to sow his seed. And during his sowing, some fell by the way, and it was trampled, and the birds of the sky devoured it.

American Standard Version

The sower went forth to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.

Amplified

A sower went out to sow seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the traveled path and was trodden underfoot, and the birds of the air ate it up.

An Understandable Version

A farmer went out [to his field] to plant grain. And as he sowed [i.e., scattering seeds by hand], some of it landed along side of the road; it was stepped on by people and [eventually] birds of the sky came and ate it.

Anderson New Testament

The sower went forth to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air ate it up.

Bible in Basic English

A man went out to put in seed, and while he was doing it, some was dropped by the wayside and it was crushed under foot, and was taken by the birds of heaven.

Common New Testament

"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

a husbandman went out to sow his corn: and as he was sowing, some fell upon the beaten road, which was crush'd under foot, or devoured by the birds.

Darby Translation

The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the way, and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it up;

Godbey New Testament

A sower went out to sow his seed. And while he was sowing, some fell by the way, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Goodspeed New Testament

"A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some of the seed fell by the path and was trodden on, and the wild birds ate it up.

John Wesley New Testament

and while he sowed, some fell by the way-side; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Julia Smith Translation

The sower went out to sow his seed; and in his sowing, some truly fell by the way, and was trodden down, and the fowls of heaven devoured it.

King James 2000

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"The sower went out to sow his seed, and while he was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path and was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.

Modern King James verseion

A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, the one fell by the roadside and was trampled; and the birds of the air devoured it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden under feet, and the fowls of the air devoured it up.

Moffatt New Testament

"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the road and was trampled down, and the wild birds ate it up;

Montgomery New Testament

"A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed some fell by the wayside, and was trodden under foot, and the wild birds ate it up.

NET Bible

"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled on, and the wild birds devoured it.

New Heart English Bible

"The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.

Noyes New Testament

A sower went forth to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside; and they were trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured them.

Sawyer New Testament

A sower went out to sow his seed; and in his sowing, some fell by the way, and was trodden down, and the birds of heaven devoured it;

The Emphasized Bible

The sower went forth to sow his seed, - and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell beside the pathway, and was trodden down; and, the birds of heaven, devoured it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it up.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"The sower went out to sow his seed; and, as he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path and was trodden upon; and the wild birds ate it up.

Webster

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

Williams New Testament

"A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path, and were trodden down, and the wild birds ate them up.

World English Bible

"The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.

Worrell New Testament

"The sower went forth to sow his seed. And in his sowing some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.

Worsley New Testament

A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he was sowing, some fell by the way-side, and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Youngs Literal Translation

'The sower went forth to sow his seed, and in his sowing some indeed fell beside the way, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the heaven did devour it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A sower
σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

ἐξέρχομαι 
Exerchomai 
go out, come, depart, go, go forth, come out, come forth,
Usage: 164

to sow
σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

his

Usage: 0

σπόρος 
Sporos 
Usage: 1

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

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

he

Usage: 0

σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

πίπτω πέτω 
Pipto 
Usage: 56

by
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

the way side
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

καταπατέω 
Katapateo 
Usage: 2

the fowls
πετεινόν 
Peteinon 
Usage: 4

of the air
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

κατεσθίω 
Katesthio 
devour, eat up, devour up
Usage: 8

References

American

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower

4 And when a great crowd was assembling, and was receiving additions from one town after another, He spoke a parable to them. 5 "The sower," He said, "goes out to sow his seed; and as he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and is trodden upon, or the birds of the air come and peck it up. 6 Another part drops upon the rock, and after growing up it withers away for want of moisture.


Cross References

Matthew 5:13

"*You* are the salt of the earth; but if salt has become tasteless, in what way can it regain its saltness? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown away and trodden on by the passers by.

Matthew 13:3-4

He then spoke many things to them in figurative language. "The sower goes out," He said, "to sow.

Matthew 13:18-19

"To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.

Matthew 13:24-26

Another parable He put before them. "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a man who has sown good seed in his field,

Matthew 13:37

"The sower of the good seed," He replied, "is the Son of Man;

Mark 4:2-4

Then He proceeded to teach them many lessons in figurative language; and in His teaching He said,

Mark 4:15

Those who receive the seed by the way-side are those in whom the Message is sown, but, when they have heard it, Satan comes at once and carries away the Message sown in them.

Mark 4:26-29

Another saying of His was this: "The Kingdom of God is as if a man scattered seed over the ground:

Luke 8:11-12

The meaning of the parable is as follows. The seed is God's Message.

Hebrews 2:1

For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them.

James 1:23-24

For if any one listens but does not obey, he is like a man who carefully looks at his own face in a mirror.

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