Mark 4:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

New Living Translation
As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it.

English Standard Version
And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Berean Study Bible
And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

New American Standard Bible
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

NASB 1995
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

NASB 1977
and it came about that as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

Amplified Bible
and as he was sowing, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

Christian Standard Bible
As he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As he sowed, this occurred: Some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

Contemporary English Version
While the farmer was scattering the seed, some of it fell along the road and was eaten by birds.

Good News Translation
As he scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some seeds were planted along the road, and birds came and devoured them.

International Standard Version
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up.

NET Bible
And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

New King James Version
And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

New Heart English Bible
And it happened, as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

World English Bible
and it happened, as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

American Standard Version
and it came to pass, as he sowed, some'seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it.

A Faithful Version
And it happened that as he was sowing, one seed fell by the way; and the birds of heaven came and devoured it.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as he sowed, one fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.

English Revised Version
and it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And it came to passe as he sowed, that some fell by the way side, and the foules of the heauen came, and deuoured it vp.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And it fortuned as he sowed, that some fell by the way syde, and the fowles of the ayre came, and deuoured it vp.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
& it happened whyle he was sowinge, that some fell by the waye syde. Then came the foules vnder the heauen, and ate it vp.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And it fortuned as he sowed that some fell by the waye syde and the fowles of the ayre came and devoured it vp.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the birds of the sky came and devoured it;

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell along the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

Young's Literal Translation
and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the fowls of the heaven did come and devour it;

Smith's Literal Translation
And it was in sowing some truly fell by the way, and the flying things of heaven came and ate it down.

Literal Emphasis Translation
And it happened as he sowed, some fell beside the way and birds came and devoured it.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And while he was sowing, some fell along the way, and the birds of the air came and ate it.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And as he sowed, there was some that fell on the side of the road and a bird came and ate it.”

Lamsa Bible
And when he had sown, some fell on the roadside, and the fowls came and ate it.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
and it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and ate it up.

Godbey New Testament
and it came to pass while he was sowing, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured it.

Haweis New Testament
and it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up.

Mace New Testament
some of the seed happened to fall by the wayside, which the birds light upon, and devoured.

Weymouth New Testament
As he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and the birds come and peck it up.

Worrell New Testament
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.

Worsley New Testament
and in sowing, some fell by the way-side, and the birds came and ate it up:








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