Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

"Listen! A farmer went out to sow.

A Conservative Version

Listen. Behold, the man who sows went forth to sow.

American Standard Version

Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow:

Amplified

“Listen! A sower went out to sow seed;

An Understandable Version

"Listen carefully A farmer went out to plant seed,

Anderson New Testament

Hear; Behold, the sower went forth to sow;

Bible in Basic English

A man went out to put seed in the earth:

Common New Testament

"Listen! A sower went out to sow.

Daniel Mace New Testament

give your attention to what I say, a sower went out to sow: as he sowed,

Darby Translation

Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

Godbey New Testament

Hear: Behold, a sower went out to sow:

Goodspeed New Testament

"Listen: A sower went out to sow,

John Wesley New Testament

Behold, a sower went out to sow.

Julia Smith Translation

Hear ye; behold, he sowing went out to sow:

King James 2000

Listen; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.

Modern King James verseion

Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Hearken to. Behold; The sower went out to sow,

Moffatt New Testament

"Listen, a sower went out to sow,

Montgomery New Testament

"Listen! the Sower once went out to sow,

NET Bible

"Listen! A sower went out to sow.

New Heart English Bible

"Listen. Consider the farmer who went out to sow.

Noyes New Testament

Hearken: Behold, a sower went forth to sow.

Sawyer New Testament

Hear! behold a sower went out to sow;

The Emphasized Bible

Hearken! Lo! the sower went forth to sow;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Hear me! Behold, a sower went out to sow;

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Listen! The sower went out to sow;

Webster

Hearken; Behold, a sower went out to sow:

Weymouth New Testament

"Listen: the sower goes out to sow.

Williams New Testament

"Listen! A sower went out to sow.

World English Bible

"Listen! Behold, the farmer went out to sow,

Worrell New Testament

"Hearken! behold the sower went forth to sow.

Worsley New Testament

hearken, Behold a sower went out to sow:

Youngs Literal Translation

'Hearken, lo, the sower went forth to sow;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

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

a sower
σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower

2 And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching, 3 “Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; 4 as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:1

“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Psalm 34:11

Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 45:10

Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;

Proverbs 7:24

Now therefore, my sons, listen to me,
And pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:32

“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,
For blessed are they who keep my ways.

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 28:23-26

Give ear and hear my voice,
Listen and hear my words.

Isaiah 46:3

Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
You who have been borne by Me from birth
And have been carried from the womb;

Isaiah 46:12

Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded,
Who are far from righteousness.

Isaiah 55:1-2

“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.

Matthew 13:3

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

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.

Matthew 13:26

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

Mark 4:9

And He was saying, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Mark 4:14

The sower sows the word.

Mark 4:23

If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Mark 4:26-29

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

Mark 7:14-15

After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:

Luke 8:5-8

“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.

John 4:35-38

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.

Acts 2:14

But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

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

Hebrews 2:1-3

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Revelation 2:7

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’

Revelation 2:11

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.’

Revelation 2:29

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

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