New International Version
Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
King James Bible
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Darby Bible Translation
and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how.
World English Bible
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how.
Young's Literal Translation
and may sleep, and may rise night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he hath not known how;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And should sleep and rise night and day - That is, he should sleep by night, and rise by day; for so the words are obviously to be understood.
He knoweth not how - How a plant grows is a mystery in nature, which the wisest philosopher in the universe cannot fully explain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.--EPH. 4:15. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.--Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Four Soils for one Seed
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On Earthly Things
He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.
All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.
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