New Living Translation
"Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.
King James Bible
Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
Darby Bible Translation
Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.
World English Bible
"Listen! Behold, the farmer went out to sow,
Young's Literal Translation
'Hearken, lo, the sower went forth to sow;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:3 Hearken - This word he probably spoke with a loud voice, to stop the noise and hurry of the people.
Library"Peace, be Still"
It had been an eventful day in the life of Jesus. Beside the Sea of Galilee He had spoken His first parables, by familiar illustrations again explaining to the people the nature of His kingdom and the manner in which it was to be established. He had likened His own work to that of the sower; the development of His kingdom to the growth of the mustard seed and the effect of leaven in the measure of meal. The great final separation of the righteous and the wicked He had pictured in the parables of …
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages
The First Great Group of Parables.
The Seed Growing Secretly.
Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:
As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it.
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