Mark 4:28

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

For the earth bringeth foorth fruite of herselfe, first the blade, then the eare, after that the full corne in the eare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 4:28

  • Bruce Keisling for verse 28
    Very often , we lack patience mixed with expectation. The seed ( and the Word ) will always produce of it's own.

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