Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

King James Version

And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

Holman Bible

As he sowed, this occurred: Some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

International Standard Version

As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass during the sowing, some fell by the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

American Standard Version

and it came to pass, as he sowed, some'seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it.

Amplified

and as he was sowing, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

An Understandable Version

and it happened, as he sowed [i.e., scattering the seed by hand], some of it fell by the side of the road and birds came and ate it.

Anderson New Testament

and it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and ate it up.

Bible in Basic English

And while he was doing it, some was dropped by the wayside, and the birds came and took it for food.

Common New Testament

And as he sowed the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

some of the seed happened to fall by the wayside, which the birds light upon, and devoured.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass as he sowed, one fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.

Godbey New Testament

and it came to pass while he was sowing, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured it.

Goodspeed New Testament

and as he was sowing, some of the seed chanced to fall by the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

John Wesley New Testament

And as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the birds of the air came and devoured it.

Julia Smith Translation

And it was in sowing some truly fell by the way, and the flying things of heaven came and ate it down.

King James 2000

And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And it happened that while [he] was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Modern King James verseion

And as he sowed, it happened that indeed some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and ate it up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and it fortuned as he sowed, that some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

Moffatt New Testament

and as he sowed it chanced that some seed fell on the road, and the birds came and ate it up;

Montgomery New Testament

and as he sowed, it happened that some seed fell on the road, and birds came and picked it up;

NET Bible

And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

New Heart English Bible

And it happened, as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

Noyes New Testament

And it came to pass, as he sowed some seeds fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.

Sawyer New Testament

and in sowing, some fell on the way, and the birds came and devoured it.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and the birds came, and devoured it;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And presently, as he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path; and the birds came, and ate it up.

Webster

And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it.

Weymouth New Testament

As he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and the birds come and peck it up.

Williams New Testament

As he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

World English Bible

and it happened, as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

Worrell New Testament

And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.

Worsley New Testament

and in sowing, some fell by the way-side, and the birds came and ate it up:

Youngs Literal Translation

and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the fowls of the heaven did come and devour it;

Interlinear

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

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

it came to pass
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

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

he sowed
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

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

the fowls
πετεινόν 
Peteinon 
Usage: 4

of the air
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424


Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower

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. 5 Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.


Cross References

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.

Mark 4:15

These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.

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 8:12

Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.

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