Mark 4:4

“And it came to passe as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the foules of the aire came, & deuoured it vp.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

as he was sowing, some {seed} fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and it came to pass, as he sowed, some `seed' fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while he was doing it, some was dropped by the wayside, and the birds came and took it for food.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

And the while he sowith, summe seed felde aboute the weie, and briddis of heuene camen, and eeten it.
- Wycliffe Bible

and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the fowls of the heaven did come and devour it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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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