Mark 4:31

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:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is like a graine of mustard seed: which when it is sowen in the earth, is lesse then all the seedes that be in the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{It is} like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, though it be less than all the seeds that are upon the earth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is put in the earth, is smaller than all the seeds on the earth,
- Basic English Bible

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,
- Darby Bible

It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth.
- Webster's Bible

It is like a mustard-seed, which, when sown in the earth, is the smallest of all the seeds in the world;
- Weymouth 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,
- World English Bible

As a corne of seneuei, which whanne it is sowun in the erthe, is lesse than alle seedis that ben in the erthe;
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Mark 4:31


Mr 4:31 Like a grain of mustard seed. See note on Mt 13:31-35. Compare Lu 13:18-19.

Discussion for Mark 4

  • BSP
    Verses 18 and 19: The anxieties of life and wanting material things can cause one's love for God and for God's Word to be choked out and die.
  • Cody
    There is not a storm big enough god can not handle in a blink of an eye
  • BSP
    Verse 24 reminds me of the principle that you get out of something how much you put into something.
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:14 THE SOWER SOWETH THE WORD 4:15 AND THESE ARE THEY BY THE WAYSIDE WHERE THE WORD IS SOWN BUT WHEN THEY HAVE HEARD satan COMETH IMMEDIATELY AND TAKETH AWAY THE WORD THAT WAS SOWN IN THEIR HEARTS 4:16 AND THESE ARE THEY LIKEWISE WHICH ARE SOWN ON STONY GROUND WHO WHEN THEY HAVE HEARD THE WORD IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE IT WITH GLADNESS
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:17 AND HAVE NO ROOT IN THEMSELVES AND SO ENDURE BUT FOR A TIME AFTERWARD WHEN AFFLICTION OR PERSECUTION ARISETH FOR THE WORDS SAKE IMMEDIATELY THEY ARE OFFENDED 4:18 AND THESE ARE THEY WHICH ARE SOWN AMONG THORNS SUCH AS HEAR THE WORD
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:19 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 4:20 AND THESE ARE THEY WHICH ARE SOWN ON GOOD GROUND SUCH AS HEAR THE WORD AND RECEIVE IT AND BRING FORTH FRUIT SOME THIRTYFOLD SOME SIXTY AND SOME AN HUNDRED

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