New Living Translation
It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds,
King James Bible
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
Darby Bible Translation
As to a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, is less than all seeds which are upon the earth,
World English Bible
It's like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth,
Young's Literal Translation
As a grain of mustard, which, whenever it may be sown on the earth, is less than any of the seeds that are on the earth;
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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.
Here is another illustration Jesus used: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.
Jesus said, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?
but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade."
The Lord answered, "If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,' and it would obey you!
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