Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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;

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 to the one who has, it will be given, and from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” 26 “The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. “A man scatters seed on the ground; 27 he sleeps and rises—night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows—he doesn’t know how.


Cross References

Matthew 13:24

He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked man earns an empty wage,
but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Ecclesiastes 11:4

One who watches the wind will not sow,
and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow your seed,
and at evening do not let your hand rest,
because you don’t know which will succeed,
whether one or the other,
or if both of them will be equally good.

Isaiah 28:24-26

Does the plowman plow every day to plant seed?
Does he continuously break up and cultivate the soil?

Isaiah 32:20

Those who sow seed are happy
beside abundant waters;
they let ox and donkey range freely.

Matthew 3:2

and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Matthew 4:17

From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Matthew 13:3

Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “Consider the sower who went out to sow.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, “Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.

Matthew 13:31

He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

Mark 4:3-4

“Listen! Consider the sower who went out to sow.

Mark 4:14-20

The sower sows the word.

Luke 8:5

“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.

Luke 8:11

“This is the meaning of the parable:The seed is the word of God.

Luke 13:18

He said, therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like, and what can I compare it to?

John 4:36-38

The reaper is already receiving pay and gathering fruit for eternal life, so the sower and reaper can rejoice together.

John 12:24

“I assure you: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces a large crop.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.

1 Peter 1:23-25

since you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.

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