English Standard Version
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
King James Bible
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
American Standard Version
and as he sowed, some'seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them:
And whilst he soweth some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate them up.
English Revised Version
and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them:
Webster's Bible Translation
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them:
Weymouth New Testament
As he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and the birds come and peck it up.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
By the wayside
Dean Stanley, approaching the plain of Gennesareth, says: "A slight recess in the hillside, close upon the plain, disclosed at once, in detail and with a conjunction which I remember nowhere else in Palestine, every feature of the great parable. There was the undulating cornfield descending to the water's edge. There was the trodden pathway running through the midst of it, with no fence or hedge to prevent the seed from falling here and there on either side of it or upon it; itself hard with the constant tramp of horse and mule and human feet. There was the 'good' rich soil which distinguishes the whole of that plain and its neighborhood from the bare hills elsewhere descending into the lake, and which, where there is no interruption, produces one vast mass of corn. There was the rocky ground of the hillside protruding here and there through the cornfields, as elsewhere through the grassy slopes. There were the large bushes of thorn - the nabk, that kind of which tradition says that the crown of thorns was woven - springing up, like the fruit-trees of the more inland parts, in the very midst of the waving wheat" ("Sinai and Palestine").
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he told them many things in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow.
Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,
And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
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