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Mark 4:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he was saying—Thus, is the kingdom of God: As a man may cast seed upon the earth,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he said, 'Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the earth,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he said, So is the kingdome of God, as if a man should cast seede into the ground,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as a man who shall cast seed into the earth;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he said, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
So 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
kingdom 932
{0932} Prime
βασιλεία
basileia
{bas-il-i'-ah}
From G0935; properly royalty, that is, (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively).
of God, 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
a man 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
should cast 906
{0906} Prime
βάλλω
ballo
{bal'-lo}
A primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
seed 4703
{4703} Prime
σπόρος
sporos
{spor'-os}
From G4687; a scattering (of seed), that is, (concretely) seed (as sown).
into 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ground; 1093
{1093} Prime
γῆ
ge
{ghay}
Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 4:26-27

_ _ Mark 4:26-29. Parable of the seed growing we know not how.

_ _ This beautiful parable is peculiar to Mark. Its design is to teach the Imperceptible Growth of the word sown in the heart, from its earliest stage of development to the ripest fruits of practical righteousness.

_ _ So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day — go about his other ordinary occupations, leaving it to the well-known laws of vegetation under the genial influences of heaven. This is the sense of “the earth bringing forth fruit of herself,” in Mark 4:27.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 4:21-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 4:26

So is the kingdom of God — The inward kingdom is like seed which a man casts into the ground — This a preacher of the Gospel casts into the heart. And he sleeps and rises night and day — That is, he has it continually in his thoughts. Meantime it springs and grows up he knows not how — Even he that sowed it cannot explain how it grows. For as the earth by a curious kind of mechanism, which the greatest philosophers cannot comprehend, does as it were spontaneously bring forth first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear: so the soul, in an inexplicable manner, brings forth, first weak graces, then stronger, then full holiness: and all this of itself, as a machine, whose spring of motion is within itself. Yet observe the amazing exactness of the comparison. The earth brings forth no corn (as the soul no holiness) without both the care and toil of man, and the benign influence of heaven.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 4:26

(4) And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

(4) The Lord sows and reaps in a manner unknown to men.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
So:

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Matthew 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Luke 13:18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

as:

Mark 4:3-4 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: ... And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
Mark 4:14-20 The sower soweth the word. ... And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive [it], and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both [shall be] alike good.
Isaiah 28:24-26 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? ... For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and] doth teach him.
Isaiah 32:20 Blessed [are] ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the ass.
Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
John 4:36-38 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. ... I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. ... For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. ... But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
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Pv 11:18. Ec 11:4, 6. Is 28:24; 32:20. Mt 3:2; 4:17; 13:3, 11, 24, 31, 33. Mk 4:3, 14. Lk 8:5, 11; 13:18. Jn 4:36; 12:24. 1Co 3:6. Jm 3:18. 1P 1:23.

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