Mark 4:26-29

The Parable of the Growing Seed

26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.
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.”

Mark 4:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And he said,So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
ESV
26 And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.
NLT
26 Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.
MSG
26 Then Jesus said, "God's kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man
CSB
26 "The kingdom of God is like this," He said. "A man scatters seed on the ground;

Mark 4:26-29 In-Context

24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.
25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.
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 2

  • 1. S Matthew 13:24
  • 2. Revelation 14:15
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