Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

International Standard Version

Then he began to tell them many things in parables. He said, "Listen! A farmer went out to sow.

A Conservative Version

And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, the man who sows went forth to sow.

American Standard Version

And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;

Amplified

And He told them many things in parables (stories by way of illustration and comparison), saying, A sower went out to sow.

An Understandable Version

And He spoke many things to them in parables [i.e., brief stories to illustrate His teaching], saying, "Once a farmer went out [to his field] to plant grain.

Anderson New Testament

And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went out to sow.

Bible in Basic English

And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, A man went out to put seed in the earth;

Common New Testament

Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow his seed.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Then he talk'd to them much in parables, and said, a sower went out to sow.

Darby Translation

And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow:

Godbey New Testament

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold a sower went out to sow.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he told them many things in figures, and said to them, "A sower went out to sow,

John Wesley New Testament

And he spake many things to them in parables, saying, Behold a sower went forth to sow.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;

Julia Smith Translation

And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, he, the sower, went forth to sow.

King James 2000

And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he spoke many [things] to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he spake many things to them in similitudes, saying, "Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

Moffatt New Testament

He spoke at some length to them in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow,

Montgomery New Testament

Then he told them many truths in parables. "Behold," he said, "the sower went forth to sow;

NET Bible

He told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow.

New Heart English Bible

And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Listen, a farmer went out to sow.

Noyes New Testament

And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow.

Sawyer New Testament

And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying; Behold, a sower went out to sow;

The Emphasized Bible

And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he spake unto them many things in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then he told them many truths in parables. "The sower," he began, "went out to sow; and,

Webster

And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

And in stories, by way of comparison, He told them many things, as He continued to speak: "A sower went out to sow,

World English Bible

He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, a farmer went out to sow.

Worrell New Testament

And He spake to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

Worsley New Testament

saying, "Behold a sower went out to sow;

Youngs Literal Translation

and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: 'Lo, the sower went forth to sow,

Interlinear

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

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

he spake
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292


Usage: 0

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

παραβολή 
Parabole 
Usage: 38

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

a sower
σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

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

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower

2 Such large crowds gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat down, while the whole crowd stood on the shore. 3 Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “Consider the sower who went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.


Cross References

Matthew 13:10-13

Then the disciples came up and asked Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

Matthew 13:34-35

Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables, and He would not speak anything to them without a parable,

Matthew 13:53

When Jesus had finished these parables, He left there.

Mark 4:2-9

He taught them many things in parables, and in His teaching He said to them:

Mark 4:13

Then He said to them: “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any of the parables?

Mark 4:33

He would speak the word to them with many parables like these, as they were able to understand.

Judges 9:8-20

The trees set out
to anoint a king over themselves.
They said to the olive tree, “Reign over us.”

2 Samuel 12:1-7

So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.

Psalm 49:4

I turn my ear to a proverb;
I explain my riddle with a lyre.

Psalm 78:2

I will declare wise sayings;
I will speak mysteries from the past

Isaiah 5:1-7

I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard:
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.

Ezekiel 17:2

“Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, “Oh, Lord God, they are saying of me, ‘Isn’t he just posing riddles?’”

Ezekiel 24:3-14

Now speak a parable to the rebellious house. Tell them: This is what the Lord God says:Put the pot on the fire—
put it on,
and then pour water into it!

Micah 2:4

In that day one will take up a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, saying,
“We are totally ruined!
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields to traitors.”

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Matthew 22:1

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables:

Matthew 24:32

“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

Mark 3:23

So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan?

Mark 12:1

Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug out a pit for a winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

Mark 12:12

Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.

Luke 8:5-8

“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 8:10

So He said, “The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so thatLooking they may not see,
and hearing they may not understand.

Luke 12:41

“Lord,” Peter asked, “are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?”

Luke 15:3-7

So He told them this parable:

John 16:25

“I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

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