Mark 4:28

“For the earth bringeth foorth fruite of herselfe, first the blade, then the eare, after that the full corne in the eare.”

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Other Translations

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
- King James Version

"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The earth gives fruit by herself; first the leaf, then the head, then the full grain.
- Basic English Bible

The earth bears fruit of itself, first [the] blade, then an ear, then full corn in the ear.
- Darby Bible

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
- Webster's Bible

Of itself the land produces the crop-- first the blade, then the ear; afterwards the perfect grain is seen in the ear.
- Weymouth Bible

For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
- World English Bible

For the erthe makith fruyt, first the gras, aftirward the ere, and aftir ful fruyt in the ere.
- Wycliffe Bible

for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Mark 4:28


Mr 4:28 First the blade. There is a law of orderly development in natural growth, so also is it in reference to spiritual growth. Compare 1Jo 2:12-14. Some growths are quicker than others, but in all there is "growth". And we have no right to look for the end at the beginning, the ripened Christian experience in the young convert, the full corn in the first appearance of the blade. Observe, too, that we can know that "there is growth" by its results, though we know not "how", and that each stage of the growth is more apparent than the preceding stage.

Discussion for Mark 4

  • Mary Leonard
    We can learn so much from this chapter if people would just open up their eyes and ears. As Jesus said, "you have eyes, but cannot see." "you have ears, yet you cannot hear." We need to take His Words and apply them to our daily life and share with others to bring forth fruit to grow for the Kingdom of God.
  • Vanessa
    we live in a world where many thorns and thistles are rising trying to choke out the truth putting it away in a closet or covering it up, we are to be the light not blinded by darkness that think they are doing good by God but still in the grips of the fowler, it's not about the world and embracing sin but delivering the word, a house cant stand divided, you cant have it both ways God Bless
  • Obbie Beal

    18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (education, more education, laziness, money, more money, careers, cars, cloths, anger, meanness, can easily be thorn(s) in our life if allowed; these will choke the word
  • Stan jett
    Whats the difference in the 'kingdom of God' and the 'kingtom of Heaven'?
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:24 and HE said unto them take heed what you hear with what measure you mete it shall be measured unto you and unto --- YOU THAT HEAR --- shall more be given --4:25-- for he that hath to him shall be given and he that hath not --- from him shall be taken even that --- WHICH HE HATH --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ---ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE ---
  • BSP
    Verse 9~Jesus did not just want people to hear his words, but he wanted people to act on them.

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