Bible verses about "seed" | Moffatt

Mark 4:8

8 some other seed fell on good soil and bore a crop that sprang up and grew, yielding at the rate of thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."

Titus 1:1-16

1 Paul a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and for their knowledge of the Truth that goes with a religious life, 2 serving in hope of the life eternal which God, who never lies, promised ages ago — 3 he gave effect to his word in due time by a proclamation with which I have been entrusted by command of God our Saviour: — 4 to Titus my lawful son in a faith we hold in common; grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour. 5 I left you behind in Crete in order to finish putting things right and to appoint presbyters in every town as I told you, 6 men who are above reproach, only once married, with children who believe and who are not liable to the charge of being profligate or insubordinate. 7 [For a bishop must be above reproach — he is a steward of God's house — he must not be presumptuous or hot-tempered or a drunkard or violent or addicted to pilfering; 8 he must be hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, a just man, a religious man, and abstemious; 9 he must hold by the sure truths of doctrine so as to be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and refute objections raised by any.] 10 For there are plenty of insubordinate creatures who impose on people with their empty arguments, particularly those who have come over from Judaism; 11 they must be silenced, for they are undermining whole families by teaching objectionable doctrine for the base end of making money. 12 It has been said by one of themselves, by a prophet of their own, that — "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." 13 That is a true statement. So deal sharply with them, to have them sound in the faith 14 instead of studying Jewish myths and rules laid down by men who have discarded the Truth. 15 For the pure all things are pure, but nothing is pure for the polluted and unbelieving; their very mind and conscience are polluted. 16 They profess to know God, but they deny him by their deeds; they are detestable, disobedient, and useless for good work of any kind.

Luke 8:1-56

1 Shortly afterwards he went travelling from one town and village to another preaching and telling the good news of the Reign of God; he was accompanied by the twelve 2 and by some women who had been healed of evil spirits and illnesses, Mary called Magdalene (out of whom seven daemons had been driven), 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza the chancellor of Herod, Susanna, and a number of others, who ministered to him out of their means. 4 As a large crowd was gathering and as people were resorting to him from town after town, he addressed them in a parable. 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the road and was trampled down, and the wild birds ate it up; 6 some other seed dropped on the rock, but it withered away when it sprang up because it had no moisture; 7 some other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up along with it and choked it; 8 some other seed fell on sound soil, and springing up bore a crop, a hundredfold." When he said this he called out, "He who has an ear, let him listen to this." 9 The disciples questioned him about the meaning of the parable; 10 so he said, "It is granted you to understand the open secrets of the Reign of God, but the others get it in parables, so that for all their seeing they may not see, and for all their hearing they may not understand. 11 This is what the parable means. The seed is the word of God. 12 Those 'on the road' are people who hear; but then the devil comes and carries off the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those 'on the rock' are people who on hearing the word welcome it with enthusiasm, but they have no root; they believe for a while and fall away in the hour of trial. 14 As for the seed that fell among thorns, that means people who hear but who go and get choked with worries and money and the pleasures of life, so that they never ripen. 15 As for the seed in the good soil, that means those who hear and hold fast the word in a good and sound heart and so bear fruit stedfastly. 16 No one lights a lamp and hides it under a vessel or puts it below the bed: he puts it on a stand so that those who come in can see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden that shall not be disclosed, nothing concealed that shall not be known and revealed. 18 So take care how you listen; for he who has, to him shall more be given, while as for him who has not, from him shall be taken even what he thinks he has." 19 His mother and brothers reached him but they were unable to join him for the crowd. 20 Word was brought to him that "your mother and brothers are standing outside; they wish to see you." 21 But he answered, "My mother and brothers are those who listen to the word of God and obey it." 22 It happened on one of these days that he embarked in a boat alone with his disciples and said to them, "Let us cross to the other side of the lake." So they set sail. 23 During the voyage he fell asleep. But when a gale of wind came down on the lake and they were being swamped and in peril, 24 they went and woke him up. "Master, master," they cried, "we are drowning!" So he woke up and checked the wind and the surf; they ceased and there was a calm. 25 Then he said to them, "Where is your faith?" They marvelled in awe, saying to one another, "Whatever can he be? He gives orders to the very winds and water, and they obey him!" 26 They put in at the country of the Gergesenes, on the shore facing Galilee. 27 As he stepped out on land he was met by a man from the town who had daemons in him; for a long while he had worn no clothing, and he stayed not in a house but among the tombs. 28 On catching sight of Jesus he shrieked aloud and prayed him with a loud cry, "Jesus, son of God most High, what business have you with me? Do not torture me, I beg of you." 29 (For he had charged the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many a time when it had seized hold of him, he had been fastened secure in fetters and chains, but he would snap his bonds and be driven by the daemon into the desert.) 30 So Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he said, for a number of daemons had entered him. 31 And they begged him not to order them off to the abyss. 32 Now a considerable drove of swine was grazing there on the hillside, so the daemons begged him for leave to enter them. He gave them leave, 33 and the daemons came out of the man and went into the swine; the drove rushed down the steep slope into the lake and were suffocated. 34 When the herdsmen saw what had occurred they fled and reported it to the town and the hamlets. 35 The people came out to see what had occurred and when they reached Jesus they discovered the man whom the daemons had left, seated at the feet of Jesus, clothed and sane. That frightened them. 36 They got a report from those who had seen how the lunatic was cured, 37 and then all the inhabitants of the surrounding country of the Gergesenes asked him to leave them, they were so seized with terror. He embarked in the boat and went back. 38 The man whom the daemons had left begged that he might accompany him. Jesus, however, sent him away, saying, 39 "Go home and describe all that God has done for you." So he went off to proclaim through the whole town all that Jesus had done for him. 40 On his return Jesus was welcomed by the crowd; they were all looking out for him. 41 A man called Jairus came, who was a president of the synagogue, and falling at the feet of Jesus entreated him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years old and she was dying. As Jesus went the crowds kept crushing him, 43 and a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years which no one could cure, 44 came up behind him and touched the tassel of his robe. Her hemorrhage instantly ceased. 45 Jesus said, "Who touched me?" As everyone denied it, Peter and his companions said, "Master, the crowds are all round you pressing hard!" 46 Jesus said, "Somebody did touch me, for I felt power had passed from me." 47 So when the woman saw she had not escaped notice, she came trembling, and falling down before him she told before all the people why she had touched him and how she had been instantly cured. 48 "Daughter," he said to her, "your faith has made you well; depart in peace." 49 He was still speaking when someone came from the house of the synagogue-president to say, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the teacher any further." 50 But when Jesus heard it he said to him, "Have no fear, only believe and she shall get well." 51 When he reached the house he would not allow anyone to come in with him except Peter and James and John, and the child's father and mother. 52 Everyone was weeping and bewailing her, but he said, "Stop weeping; she is not dead but asleep." 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her hand and called to her, "Rise, little girl." 55 And her spirit returned, she got up instantly, and he ordered them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were amazed, but he charged them not to tell anyone what had happened.

2 Corinthians 9:6

6 Mark this: he who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows generously will reap a generous harvest.

1 Peter 1:22-25

22 Now that your obedience to the Truth has purified your souls for a brotherly love that is sincere, love one another heartily and steadily. 23 You are born anew of immortal, not of mortal seed, by the living, lasting word of God; 24 for All flesh is like the grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass: the grass withers and the flower fades, 25 but the word of the Lord lasts for ever — and that is the word of the gospel for you.

Matthew 17:20

20 He said to them, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you truly, if you had faith the size of a grain of mustard-seed, you could say to this hill, 'Move from here to there,' and remove it would; nothing would be impossible for you."

Galatians 6:8

8 he who sows for his flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, and he who sows for the Spirit will reap life eternal from the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:36-38

36 Foolish man! What you sow never comes to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be; it is a mere grain of wheat, for example, or some other seed. 38 God gives it a body as he pleases, gives each kind of seed a body of its own.

1 Corinthians 15:38

38 God gives it a body as he pleases, gives each kind of seed a body of its own.

Matthew 13:1-58

1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and seated himself by the seaside; 2 but, as great crowds gathered to him, he entered a boat and sat down, while all the crowd stood on the beach. 3 He spoke at some length to them in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow, 4 and as he sowed some seeds fell on the road and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Some other seeds fell on stony soil where they had not much earth, and shot up at once because they had no depth of soil; 6 but when the sun rose they got scorched and withered away because they had no root. 7 Some other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 Some other seeds fell on good soil and bore a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirtyfold. 9 He who has an ear, let him listen to this." 10 Then the disciples came up and said to him, "Why do you speak in parables?" 11 He replied, "Because it is granted you to understand the open secrets of the Realm of heaven, but it is not granted to these people. 12 For he who has, to him shall more be given and richly given, but whoever has not, from him shall be taken even what he has. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables, because for all their seeing they do not see and for all their hearing they do not hear or understand. 14 In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled: You will hear and hear but never understand, you will see and see but never perceive. 15 For the heart of this people is obtuse, their ears are heavy of hearing, their eyes they have closed, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they understand with their heart and turn again, and I cure them. 16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears, for they hear! 17 I tell you truly, many prophets and good men have longed to see what you see, but they have not seen it; and to hear what you hear, but they have not heard it. 18 Now, listen to the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the Realm and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart; that is the man who is sown 'on the road.' 20 As for him who is sown 'on stony soil,' that is the man who hears the word and accepts it at once with enthusiasm; 21 he has no root in himself, he does not last, but when the word brings trouble or persecution he is at once repelled. 22 As for him who is sown 'among thorns,' that is the man who listens to the word, but the worry of the world and the delight of being rich choke the word; so it proves unfruitful. 23 As for him who is sown 'on good soil,' that is the man who hears the word and understands it; he bears fruit, producing now a hundredfold, now sixty, and now thirtyfold." 24 He put another parable before them. "The Realm of heaven," he said, "is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while men slept his enemy came and resowed weeds among the wheat and then went away. 26 When the blade sprouted and formed the kernel, then the weeds appeared as well. 27 So the servants of the owner went to him and said, 'Did you not sow good seed in your field, sir? How then does it contain weeds?' 28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Then would you like us to go and gather them?' 29 'No,' he said, 'for you might root up the wheat when you were gathering the weeds. 30 Let them both grow side by side till harvest; and at harvest-time I will tell the reapers to gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to be burnt, but to collect the wheat in my granary.'" 31 He put another parable before them. "The Realm of heaven," he said, "is like a grain of mustard-seed which a man takes and sows in his field. 32 It is less than any seed on earth, but when it grows up it is larger than any plant, it becomes a tree, so large that the wild birds come and roost in its branches." 33 He told them another parable. "The Realm of heaven," he said, "is like dough which a woman took and buried in three pecks of flour, till all of it was leavened." 34 Jesus said all this to the crowds in parables; he never spoke to them except in a parable — 35 to fulfil what had been said by the prophet, I will open my mouth in parables, I will speak out what has been hidden since the foundation of the world. 36 Then he left the crowds and went indoors. And his disciples came up to him saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." 37 So he replied, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 the field is the world; the good seed means the sons of the Realm; the weeds are the sons of the evil one; 39 the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are angels. 40 Well then, just as the weeds are gathered and burnt in the fire, so will it be at the end of the world; 41 the Son of man will despatch his angels, and they will gather out of his Realm all who are hindrances and who practise iniquity, 42 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will wail and gnash their teeth. 43 Then the just will shine like the sun in the Realm of their Father. He who has an ear, let him listen to this. 44 The Realm of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field; the man who finds it hides it and in his delight goes and sells all he possesses and buys that field. 45 Again, the Realm of heaven is like a trader in search of fine pearls; 46 when he finds a single pearl of high price, he is off to sell all he possesses and buy it. 47 Again, the Realm of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and collected fish of every sort. 48 When it was full, they dragged it to the beach and sitting down they gathered the good fish into vessels but flung away the bad. 49 So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will go out and separate the evil from among the just 50 and fling them into the furnace of fire; there men will wail and gnash their teeth. 51 Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes." 52 So he said to them, "Well then, every scribe who has become a disciple of the Realm of heaven is like a householder who produces what is new and what is old from his stores." 53 Now when Jesus had finished these parables he set out from there, 54 and went to his native place, where he taught the people in the synagogue till they were astounded. They said, "Where did he get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? 55 Is this not the son of the joiner? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 Are not his sisters settled here among us? Then where has he got all this?" 57 So they were repelled by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet never goes without honour except in his native place and in his home." 58 There he could not do many miracles owing to their lack of faith.

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