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Mark 4:26–27

The Parable of the Seed Growing

26 And he said, cThe kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; dhe knows not how.

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Mark 4:26–27 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

Mark 4:26–27 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

Mark 4:26–27 — New Living Translation (NLT)

26 Jesus also said, The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.

Mark 4:26–27 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

26 And He said, The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — New Century Version (NCV)

26 Then Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like someone who plants seed in the ground. 27 Night and day, whether the person is asleep or awake, the seed still grows, but the person does not know how it grows.

Mark 4:26–27 — American Standard Version (ASV)

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth; 27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how.

Mark 4:26–27 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

26 And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth, 27 and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

26 Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seeds on the ground. 27 He sleeps at night and is awake during the day. The seeds sprout and grow, although the man doesn’t know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. A man scatters seed on the ground; 27 he sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and growshe doesn’t know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 He also said, The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is like this: like a man scatters seed on the ground. 27 And he sleeps and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows—he does not know how.

Mark 4:26–27 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

26 Jesus also said, “Here is what God’s kingdom is like. A farmer scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day the seed comes up and grows. It happens whether the farmer sleeps or gets up. He doesn’t know how it happens.

Mark 4:26–27 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

26 And He was saying, The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;

27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and growshow, he himself does not know.


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