MATTHEW 13:4

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

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Matthew 13:4 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
when ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc when
he αὐτὸν 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 he
sowed, σπείρειν To scatter, i.e., sow (literally or figuratively) sowed
some The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that some
seeds (No Greek definition. English implied.)
fell ἔπεσεν To fall (literally or figuratively) fell
by παρὰ Properly, near; i.e., (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local (especially beyond or opposed to) or causal (on account of) by
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
way side, ὁδόν, A road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means way side
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fowls πετεινὰ A flying animal, i.e., bird fowls
came ἦλθεν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
devoured κατέφαγεν To eat up, i.e., devour (literally or figuratively) devoured
them αὐτά 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 them
up: κατέφαγεν To eat up, i.e., devour (literally or figuratively) up

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  • 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:

  • 6  And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.




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