Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;

King James Version

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Holman Bible

"The kingdom of God is like this," He said. "A man scatters seed on the ground;

International Standard Version

He was also saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seeds on the ground.

A Conservative Version

And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground,

American Standard Version

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;

Amplified

And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,

An Understandable Version

And Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is like a farmer who scattered seed on the ground,

Anderson New Testament

And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should sow seed in the ground,

Bible in Basic English

And he said, Such is the kingdom of God, as if a man put seed in the earth,

Common New Testament

And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Again, he said, the state of the gospel is like that of the grain, which a man sows in his land:

Darby Translation

And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth,

Godbey New Testament

And He said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as a man may cast seed on the ground;

Goodspeed New Testament

"The reign of God," he said, "is like a man scattering seed on the ground,

John Wesley New Testament

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He also said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground

Julia Smith Translation

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;

King James 2000

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said, "The kingdom of God is like this: like a man scatters seed on the ground.

Modern King James verseion

And He said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "So is the kingdom of God, even as if a man should sow seed in the ground,

Moffatt New Testament

And he said, "It is with the Realm of God as when a man has sown seed on earth;

Montgomery New Testament

"It is with the kingdom of God," he continued, "as if a man should have sown seed in the earth;

NET Bible

He also said, "The kingdom of God is like someone who spreads seed on the ground.

New Heart English Bible

And he said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,

Noyes New Testament

And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as when a man has cast seed upon the ground,

Sawyer New Testament

And he said, So is the kingdom of God as a man casts the seeds into the earth,

The Emphasized Bible

And he was saying - Thus, is the kingdom of God: As a man may cast seed upon the earth,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he said, The kingdom of heaven is of that kind, as if a man should cast seed into his field;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Jesus also said: "This is what the Kingdom of God is like-- like a man who has scattered seed on the ground,

Webster

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

He also was saying: "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground,

World English Bible

He said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,

Worrell New Testament

And He said, "So is the Kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth;

Worsley New Testament

And He said, The kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed into the ground,

Youngs Literal Translation

And he said, 'Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

he said
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

So
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

βάλλω 
Ballo 
Usage: 66

σπόρος 
Sporos 
Usage: 1

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Seed That Grows By Itself

25 "For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him." 26 And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 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.


Cross References

Matthew 13:24

Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

Ecclesiastes 11:4

He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.

Isaiah 28:24-26

Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed? Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?

Isaiah 32:20

How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

Matthew 3:2

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 13:3

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;

Matthew 13:11

Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

Matthew 13:31

He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."

Mark 4:3-4

"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;

Mark 4:14-20

"The sower sows the word.

Luke 8:5

"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.

Luke 8:11

"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.

Luke 13:18

So He was saying, "What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it?

John 4:36-38

"Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

John 12:24

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

James 3:18

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

1 Peter 1:23-25

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

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