Mark 4:3

3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Mark 4:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
ESV
3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
NLT
3 “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.
MSG
3 "Listen. What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed.
CSB
3 "Listen! Consider the sower who went out to sow.

Mark 4:3 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:3

Hearken, behold, there went out a sower to sow.
] By whom is meant Jesus Christ, who came forth from God as a teacher, and went out into the land of Judea to preach the Gospel, which is sowing spiritual things among men; and this may be also applicable to any faithful minister of the word.

Mark 4:3 In-Context

1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.
2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:
3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

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