Mark 4:14

14 The farmer sows the word.

Mark 4:14 in Other Translations

14 The sower soweth the word.
14 The sower sows the word.
14 The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others.
14 "The farmer plants the Word.
14 The sower sows the word.

Mark 4:14 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:14

The sower soweth the word.
] Though our Lord thought fit to give the above gentle rebuke to his disciples for their dulness; yet he condescends to favour them with an interpretation of the above parable, which here begins: by this it appears, that the seed in the parable, before delivered, and which fell on different sorts of ground, is the word of God, which was preached to hearers of different dispositions: the word is the word of life and truth; the word of peace and reconciliation; the word of faith and righteousness; the word of salvation; the word which publishes and declares all these to be in and by Jesus Christ.

Mark 4:14 In-Context

12 so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
14 The farmer sows the word.
15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Mark 16:20; Luke 1:2; Acts 4:31; Acts 8:4; Acts 16:6; Acts 17:11; Philippians 1:14
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