MATTHEW 13:3

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“And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

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Matthew 13:3 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
he spake ἐλάλησεν To talk, i.e., utter words spake
many things πολλὰ (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely many things
unto them αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto them
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
parables, παραβολαῖς A similitude ("parable"), i.e., (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage parables
saying, λέγων, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
Behold, Ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! Behold
a sower σπείρων To scatter, i.e., sow (literally or figuratively) sower
went forth ἐξῆλθεν To issue (literally or figuratively) forth
to sow; σπείρειν To scatter, i.e., sow (literally or figuratively) sow

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  • 1  The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

  • 2  And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

  • 3  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

  • 4  And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

  • 5  Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:




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