Mark 4:29

29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

Mark 4:29 in Other Translations

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
29 And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”
29 When the grain is fully formed, he reaps - harvest time!
29 But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because harvest has come."

Mark 4:29 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:29

But when the fruit is brought forth
Unto perfection, and is fully ripe; signifying that when grace is brought to maturity, and faith is performed with power, and the good work begun is perfected; then, as the husbandman,

immediately he putteth the sickle;
and cuts it down, and gathers it in;

because the harvest is come;
at death or at the end of the world, which the harvest represents: when all the elect of God are called by grace, and grace in them is brought to its perfection, and they have brought forth all the fruit they were ordained to bear, they will then be all gathered in; either by Christ himself who comes into his garden, and gathers his lilies by death; or by the angels, the reapers, at the close of time, who will gather the elect from the four winds; or the ministers of the Gospel, who shall come again with joy, bringing their sheaves with them; being able to observe with pleasure a greater increase, and more fruit of their labours, than they knew of, or expected.

Mark 4:29 In-Context

27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.
29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?
31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Revelation 14:15
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