82 occurrences

'Seed' in the Bible

And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so.

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

And God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

Also of the birds of the air seven pairs, the male and the female, to keep seed [their kind] alive over all the earth or land.

Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings.

In the seven abundant years the earth brought forth by handfuls [for each seed planted].

Why should we perish before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed [to plant], that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.

Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh. Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.

At [harvest time when you reap] the increase, you shall give one-fifth of it to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall be your own to use for seed for the field and as food for you and those of your households and for your little ones.

The house of Israel called the bread manna; it was like coriander seed, white, and it tasted like wafers made with honey.

[Earnestly] remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.

If a part of their carcass falls on seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean;

But if any water be put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it shall be unclean to you.

You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your domestic animals breed with a different kind [of animal]; you shall not sow your field with mixed seed, neither wear a garment of linen mixed with wool.

I will do this: I will appoint over you [sudden] terror (trembling, trouble), even consumption and fever that consume and waste the eyes and make the [physical] life pine away. You shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

And if a man shall dedicate to the Lord some part of a field of his possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed [required] for it; [a sowing of] a homer of barley shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's; it is holy to the Lord.

The manna was like coriander seed and its appearance was like that of bdellium [perhaps a precious stone].

For the land which you go in to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot laboriously as in a garden of vegetables.

You shall surely tithe all the yield of your seed produced by your field each year.

You shall not plant your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole crop be forfeited [under this ban], the seed which you have sown and the yield of the vineyard forfeited to the sanctuary.

You shall carry much seed out into the field and shall gather little in, for the locust shall consume it.

For whenever Israel had sown their seed, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the east came up against them.

And with the stones Elijah built an altar in the name [and self-revelation] of the Lord. He made a trench about the altar as great as would contain two measures of seed.

Will you depend upon him to bring home your seed and gather the grain of your threshing floor? [Who, Job, was the author of this strange variance in the disposition of animals so alike in appearance? Was it you?]

Your Seed I will establish forever, and I will build up your throne for all generations. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping [at needing his precious supply of grain for sowing] shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

For ten acres of vineyard shall yield only about eight gallons, and ten bushels of seed will produce but one bushel.

And though a tenth [of the people] remain in the land, it will be for their destruction [eaten up and burned] like a terebinth tree or like an oak whose stump and substance remain when they are felled or have cast their leaves. The holy seed [the elect remnant] is the stump and substance [of Israel].

And in the day of your planting you hedge it in, and in the morning you make your seed to blossom, yet [promising as it is] the harvest shall be a heap of ruins and flee away in the day of expected possession and of desperate sorrow and sickening, incurable pain.

And were on great waters. The seed or grain of the Shihor, the harvest [due to the overflow] of the Nile River, was [Tyre's] revenue, and she became the merchandise of the nations.

When he has leveled its surface, does he not cast abroad [the seed of] dill or fennel and scatter cummin [a seasoning], and put the wheat in rows, and barley in its intended place, and spelt [an inferior kind of wheat] as the border?

Then will He give you rain for the seed with which you sow the soil, and bread grain from the produce of the ground, and it will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed in large pastures.

Happy and fortunate are you who cast your seed upon all waters [when the river overflows its banks; for the seed will sink into the mud and when the waters subside, the plant will spring up; you will find it after many days and reap an abundant harvest], you who safely send forth the ox and the donkey [to range freely].

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel and who come forth from the seed of Judah, you who swear allegiance by the name of the Lord and make mention of the God of Israel -- "but not in truth and sincerity, nor in righteousness (rightness and moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) -- "

For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Yet I had planted you [O house of Israel] a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned into degenerate shoots of wild vine alien to Me?

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed (offspring) of man and of beast.

Neither shall you build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard or have them; but you shall dwell all your days in tents, that you may live many days in the land where you are temporary residents.

And not to build ourselves houses to live in; nor do we have vineyard or field or seed.

And as you saw the iron mixed with miry and earthen clay, so they shall mingle themselves in the seed of men [in marriage bonds]; but they will not hold together [for two such elements or ideologies can never harmonize], even as iron does not mingle itself with clay.

The seed [grain] rots and shrivels under the clods, the garners are desolate and empty, the barns are in ruins because the grain has failed.

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and all the hills shall melt [that is, everything heretofore barren and unfruitful shall overflow with spiritual blessing].

For there shall the seed produce peace and prosperity; the vine shall yield her fruit and the ground shall give its increase and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things.

Behold, I will rebuke your seed [grain -- "which will prevent due harvest], and I will spread the dung from the festival offerings upon your faces, and you shall be taken away with it.

Another parable He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in it?

Another story by way of comparison He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.

He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [ that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

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

Other seed [of the same kind] fell on ground full of rocks, where it had not much soil; and at once it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil;

Other seed [of the same kind] fell among thorn plants, and the thistles grew and pressed together and utterly choked and suffocated it, and it yielded no grain.

And other seed [of the same kind] fell into good (well-adapted) soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing, and yielded up to thirty times as much, and sixty times as much, and even a hundred times as much as had been sown.

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

And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases -- "he knows not how.

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth;

A sower went out to sow seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the traveled path and was trodden underfoot, and the birds of the air ate it up.

And some [seed] fell on the rock, and as soon as it sprouted, it withered away because it had no moisture.

And other [seed] fell in the midst of the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it [off].

And some seed fell into good soil, and grew up and yielded a crop a hundred times [as great]. As He said these things, He called out, He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and understand by hearing!

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the wild birds found shelter and roosted and nested in its branches.

And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.

It is as Isaiah predicted, If the Lord of hosts had not left us a seed [from which to propagate descendants], we [Israel] would have fared like Sodom and have been made like Gomorrah.

You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, springing up, and growing] unless it dies first.

Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have [later], but it is a naked kernel, perhaps of wheat or some of the rest of the grains.

But God gives to it the body that He plans and sees fit, and to each kind of seed a body of its own.

And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [ which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].

Now the promises (covenants, agreements) were decreed and made to Abraham and his Seed (his Offspring, his Heir). He [God] does not say, And to seeds (descendants, heirs), as if referring to many persons, but, And to your Seed (your Descendant, your Heir), obviously referring to one individual, Who is [none other than] Christ (the Messiah).

What then was the purpose of the Law? It was added [later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt] because of transgressions and [to make men more conscious of the sinfulness] of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Seed (the Descendant, the Heir) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. And it [the Law] was arranged and ordained and appointed through the instrumentality of angels [and was given] by the hand (in the person) of a go-between [Moses, an intermediary person between God and man].

And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God's will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
σφραγίζω 
Sphragizo 
seal , set to seal , stop , seal up , set a seal , vr seal
Usage: 25

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

ἐξαποστέλλω 
Exapostello 
Usage: 8

ערך 
`erek 
Usage: 33

שׁבעה שׁבע 
Sheba` 
Usage: 395

שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 12

שׁלח 
Shalach 
send , go , forth , send away , lay , send out , put , put away , cast out , stretch out , cast , set , put out , depart , soweth , loose ,
Usage: 848

ἀπολογέομαι 
Apologeomai 
Usage: 8

δεύτερος 
Deuteros 
Usage: 36

ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8

καθίζω 
Kathizo 
sit , sit down , set , be set , be set down , continue , tarry
Usage: 30

πρωτοκαθεδρία 
Protokathedria 
Usage: 0

בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

חפשׂ 
Chaphas 
Usage: 23

חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

חקר 
Cheqer 
Usage: 12

חתם 
Chatham 
Usage: 27

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

מסתּר 
Mictar 
Usage: 10

משׁנה 
Mishneh 
Usage: 35

נוּח 
Nuwach 
Usage: 144

נסך 
Nacak 
pour out , pour , cover , offer , melteth , molten , set , set up
Usage: 25

נסע 
Naca` 
Usage: 146

נצב 
Natsab 
Usage: 75

סתרה סתר 
Cether 
Usage: 36

עלם 
`alam 
Usage: 28

צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

קוּם 
Quwm (Aramaic) 
set up , arise , stand , set , establish , rise up , appointeth , stood by , made , rise
Usage: 35

שׁבעה 
Shib`ah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
put , make , set , lay , appoint , give , set up , consider , turn , brought , ordain , place , take , shew , regard , mark , disposed , care ,
Usage: 580

שׁני 
Sheniy 
Usage: 156

תּוּר 
Tuwr 
Usage: 23

ἀναπέμπω 
Anapempo 
Usage: 4

ἀπολογία 
Apologia 
Usage: 8

ἀρσενοκοίτης 
Arsenokoites 
Usage: 2

ἀσχημονέω 
Aschemoneo 
Usage: 2

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

δουλόω 
Douloo 
Usage: 8

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ἐκζητέω 
Ekzeteo 
Usage: 5

ἐκπέμπω 
Ekpempo 
Usage: 1

ἐμβλέπω 
Emblepo 
behold , look upon , see , gaze up , can see
Usage: 11

ἐμπορεύομαι 
Emporeuomai 
buy and sell , make merchandise , vr buy and sell
Usage: 2

ἐπιβιβάζω 
Epibibazo 
set on , set thereon
Usage: 2

ἐπικαθίζω 
Epikathizo 
set , vr set
Usage: 1

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

λατρεία 
Latreia 
Usage: 4

οἰκέτης 
Oiketes 
Usage: 3

πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

πρόκειμαι 
Prokeimai 
be set before , be first , be set forth
Usage: 5

σπόρος 
Sporos 
Usage: 1

συμπέμπω 
Sumpempo 
send , send with
Usage: 2

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

אחידה 
'achiydah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

אט 
'at 
Usage: 6

אנה 
'anah 
Usage: 4

אשׁתּדּוּר 
'eshtadduwr (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

בּדל 
Badal 
Usage: 42

בּטח 
Batach 
Usage: 120

בּטח 
Betach 
Usage: 42

בּטּחות 
Battuchowth 
Usage: 1

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּעה בּעא 
B@`a' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

בּער 
Ba`ar 
burn , ... away , kindle , brutish , eaten , set , burn up , eat up , feed , heated , took , wasted
Usage: 94

בּקר 
Baqar 
Usage: 7

בּקר 
B@qar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

בּקּרה 
Baqqarah 
Usage: 1

בּשׁל 
Bashal 
Usage: 28

גּזרה 
Gizrah 
Usage: 8

גּלל 
Galal 
Usage: 18

גּמוּל 
G@muwl 
Usage: 19

גּמל 
Gamal 
Usage: 37

דּי 
Diy (Aramaic) 
whom, that, whose, for, but, seeing, as, when
Usage: 336

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

המּון המּו 
himmow 
them , set , are , those , men
Usage: 9

הנּה 
Hinneh 
Behold, see, lo, here...I, and lo
Usage: 1060

זחל 
Zachal 
Usage: 3

זמן 
Z@man 
Usage: 3

זמן 
Z@man (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

זקף 
Z@qaph (Aramaic) 
set up
Usage: 1

זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

זרע 
Z@ra` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

חבא 
Chaba' 
Usage: 33

חתם חותם 
Chowtham 
Usage: 14

חזה חזא 
Chaza' (Aramaic) 
see , saw , beheld , had , wont , beheld
Usage: 31

חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

חזה 
Chozeh 
Usage: 18

חידה 
Chiydah 
Usage: 17

חלק 
Chalaq 
Usage: 65

חפא 
Chapha' 
Usage: 1

חפר 
Chaphar 
Usage: 22

חפשׁית חפשׁוּת 
Chophshuwth 
Usage: 2

חקה 
Chaqah 
Usage: 4

חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

חרשׁ 
Cheresh 
Usage: 1

חשׁק 
Chashaq 
Usage: 11

חתם 
Chatham (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1