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Luke 8:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Parable of the Sower Explained

11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Luke 8:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 “Now this is the parable: the seed is the word of God.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Luke 8:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 “Now [the meaning of] the parable is this: The seed is the word of God [concerning eternal salvation].

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Luke 8:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

1 Peter 1:23 New King James Version (NKJV)

23 having been born again, not of [a]corruptible seed but [b]incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides [c]forever,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:23 perishable
  2. 1 Peter 1:23 imperishable
  3. 1 Peter 1:23 NU omits forever
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Peter 1:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable, but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Peter 1:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 for you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting word of God.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

1 Peter 1:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

1 Peter 1:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 But the [a]word of the Lord endures forever.”

Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:25 spoken word
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Peter 1:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word which was [a]preached to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:25 Lit preached as good news to you
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Peter 1:25 Amplified Bible (AMP)

25 
But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word [the good news of salvation] which was preached to you.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Peter 1:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

1 John 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 John 3:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

No one who has been born of God practices sin, because His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin continually, because he has been born of God.

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1 John 3:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because [a]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:9 I.e. in human terms, God’s seed is like a divine “genetic code” which is passed on to His children and produces in them the desire to live in a way which pleases Him.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 John 3:9 King James Version (KJV)

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Galatians 3:19 New King James Version (NKJV)

Purpose of the Law

19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Galatians 3:19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

19 Why the Law then? It was added on account of the [a]violations, having been ordered through angels at the hand of a [b]mediator, until the Seed would come to whom the promise had been made.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 3:19 I.e., of God’s commands
  2. Galatians 3:19 I.e., Moses
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Galatians 3:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)

19 Why, then, the Law [what was its purpose]? It was added [after the promise to Abraham, to reveal to people their guilt] because of transgressions [that is, to make people conscious of the sinfulness of sin], and [the Law] was ordained through angels and delivered to Israel by the hand of a mediator [Moses, the mediator between God and Israel, to be in effect] until the Seed would come to whom the promise had been made.

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Galatians 3:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

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