New American Standard Bible
and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
King James Bible
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Darby Bible Translation
and as he sowed, some grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them;
World English Bible
As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.
Young's Literal Translation
and in his sowing, some indeed fell by the way, and the fowls did come and devour them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Some seeds fell by the way-side - That is, the hard "path" or headland, which the plow had not touched, and where there was no opportunity for it to sink into the earth.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Four Sowings and one Ripening
Jesus visits Nazareth and is Rejected.
New Teaching in Parables' - the Parables to the People by the Lake of Galilee, and those to the Disciples in Capernaum
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
"Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.
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