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Mark 4:30-31 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? 31 It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth;

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Mark 4:30-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 And He said, “How shall we [a]picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? 31 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,

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 4:30 Lit compare
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Mark 4:30-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 And He said, “How shall we [a]picture the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when it is sown on the ground, even though it is [b]smaller than all the [other] seeds that are [sown] on the soil,

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 4:30 Lit compare.
  2. Mark 4:31 In ancient Israel the mustard seed was the smallest known seed, and in rabbinic teaching the mustard seed was used as an example of something very small (in the Talmud).
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Mark 4:30-31 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.

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Mark 4:30-31 King James Version (KJV)

30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

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:

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