What does Sow mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
תִּזְרַ֣ע to sow 3
ἔσπειρας to sow 3
σπείρουσιν to sow 2
σπεῖραι to sow 2
σπείρεις to sow 2
זִרְע֧וּ to sow 2
וְזֹרְעֵ֖י to sow 1
תִזְרַ֣ע to sow 1
תִזְרָ֔ע to sow 1
תִזְרָ֔עוּ to sow 1
וּזְרַעְתֶּ֤ם to sow 1
נִזְרָ֔ע to sow 1
וּזְרַעְתֶּ֗ם to sow 1
תִּזְרְע֖וּ to sow 1
תִזְרַ֖ע to sow 1
וַיִּזְרְע֣וּ to sow 1
הַזֹּרְעִ֥ים to sow 1
וְאֶזְרָעֵם֙ to sow 1
אֶ֭זְרְעָה to sow 1
؟ לִזְרֹ֑עַ to sow 1
תִזְרָ֙עוּ֙ to sow 1
וְזָרַעְתִּ֗י to sow 1
זֹרְעֵ֖י to sow 1
יִזְרָ֖עוּ to sow 1
וּזְרַעְתִּ֤יהָ to sow 1
זִרְע֨וּ to sow 1
וּזְרַעְתֶּ֖ם to sow 1
זְרַ֣ע to sow 1
יִזְרָ֑ע to sow 1
תִזְרַ֥ע to sow 1
ὗς swine. 1
σπείρῃ to sow 1
σπείρειν to sow 1
ἔσπειρα to sow 1
וְהֵפִ֥יץ to scatter 1

Definitions Related to Sow

G4687


   1 to Sow, scatter, seed.
   2 metaph.
   of proverbial sayings.
   

H2232


   1 to Sow, scatter seed.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to Sow.
         1a2 producing, yielding seed.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be sown.
         1b2 to become pregnant, be made pregnant.
      1c (Pual) to be sown.
      1d (Hiphil) to produce seed, yield seed.
      

H6327


   1 to scatter, be dispersed, be scattered.
      1a (Qal) to be dispersed, be scattered.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be scattered.
         1b2 to be spread abroad.
      1c (Hiphil) to scatter.
      1d Hithpael) scatter.
   2 (Qal) to flow, overflow.
   3 to break.
      3a (Polel) to shatter.
      3b (Pilpel) to dash to pieces.
      

G5300


   1 swine.
   

Frequency of Sow (original languages)

Frequency of Sow (English)

Dictionary

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Sow
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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Sow, Sower
1: σπείρω (Strong's #4687 — Verb — speiro — spi'-ro ) "to sow seed," is used (1) literally, especially in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 15:36,37 ; 2 Corinthians 9:10 , "the sower;" (2) metaphorically, (a) in proverbial sayings, e.g., Matthew 13:3,4 ; Luke 19:21,22 ; John 4:37 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6 (b) in the interpretation of parables, e.g., Matthew 13:19-23 (in these vv., RV, "was sown," for AV, "received seed"); (c) otherwise as follows: of "sowing" spiritual things in preaching and teaching, 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; of the interment of the bodies of deceased believers, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ; of ministering to the necessities of others in things temporal (the harvest being proportionate to the "sowing"), 2 Corinthians 9:6,10 (see above); of "sowing" to the flesh, Galatians 6:7,8 ("that" in ver. 7 is emphatic, "that and that only," what was actually "sown"); in ver. 8, eis, "unto," signifies "in the interests of;" of the "fruit of righteousness" by peacemakers, James 3:18 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Sow
1: ὗς (Strong's #5300 — Noun Feminine — hus — hoos ) "swine" (masc. or fem.), is used in the fem. in 2 Peter 2:22 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Sow
1. To scatter seeds on the ground (field). 2. The female counterpart of the boar. The mature female swine. See Animals ; Swine .
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow
NOT only in Jerusalem, and at the passover, but in Nazareth, and on days of release from labour, we may well believe that something like this would sometimes take place. "Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing." But He would answer to His mother,-"How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?" So would His mother say to Him, and so would He answer her, as often as she sought for Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance; while, all the time, He was out in the fields; now with the ploughman, and now with the sower, and now with the reaper, and now with the husbandman who had his fan in his hand with which he was thoroughly purging his floor. And as He walked and talked with the ploughman, and with the sower, and with the reaper, the Spirit of all truth would descend into His heart and would say to Him that all that husbandry He had been observing so closely was in all its processes and operations, not unlike the Kingdom of Heaven in all its processes, and in all its operations, and in all its experiences. Till, as He walked about and meditated, He would draw out to Himself the manifold likenesses between nature and grace; between the husbandry of the farm and the husbandry of the pulpit; when He would lay up all His meditations in His mind and in His heart, till we see and hear it all coming out of His mind and out of His heart in the teaching and the preaching of the text.
And, accordingly, nothing is more likely than that He had led His disciples to the sea-side that day along a way that was well known to Him. A way He had often walked as He went to watch the operations of the husbandman to whom that field belonged. And it being now the seed-time of the year, as the sower that day sowed, some of the seed fell under the feet of the twelve disciples, while flocks of hungry birds swooped down and devoured whole basketfuls of the sower's best sowing. And thus it was that no sooner had our Lord sat down by the sea-side than He forthwith pointed His disciples back to the field they had just passed through. And not only did He recall to their thoughts what they themselves had just seen, but He told them also all that He Himself had seen going on in that same field, year in and year out, for many spring days and many harvest days, when His mother could not make out where He was, or what He was doing. But all those observations and meditations of His now bore their hundredfold fruit in this great sermon so full of all kinds of instruction and illustration, and all taken from the field they had just left behind them. And then, at the petition of His disciples, our Lord expounded His homely riddle about the sower and his seed, till we have both that riddle and its exposition in our hands tonight in this far-off island of the sea.
"The seed is the Word of God," says our Lord. That is to say, every true preacher sows the Word of God with both his hands, and he sows nothing else but the Word of God. The true preacher must put nothing else into his seed-basket every Sabbath morning, but the pure and unadulterated Word of God. The Christian pulpit is not set up for any service but one: and that one and sovereign service is the sowing of the seed of God in the minds and in the hearts and in the lives of men. The platform and the press are set up in God's providence for the sowing broadcast of His mind and will also: but the evangelical pulpit has an exclusiveness and a sanctification about it altogether peculiar to itself. Six days shalt thou read and write history, and biography, and philosophy, and poetry, and newspapers, and novels, but this is the Day the Lord has made. And He has made this Day, and has specially sanctified and hedged round this Day, for the sowing of that intellectual and spiritual seed which springs up, and which alone springs up, to everlasting life.
"And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside. This is he that heareth the Word of the Kingdom, and understandeth it not." Our Lord was a man of understanding Himself, and He laboured continually to make His disciples to be men of understanding like Himself. And all His ministers, to this day, who are to be of any real and abiding benefit to their people, must labour first to make themselves men of understanding, and then to make their people the same. And if the people are void of understanding their ministers are largely to blame for that. There are people, indeed, in every congregation that our Lord Himself could not make men of understanding: at the same time, it is the ministers who are mostly at fault if their people remain stupid in their intellects and dark in their hearts. "Understandest thou what thou readest?" said Philip the once deacon, and now the evangelist, to the dark treasurer of Queen Candace. "How can I?" answered that wise man from the East. And Philip went up into the chariot and sowed the seed of the Kingdom of Heaven in the understanding and in the heart of that black but comely convert to the cross of Christ. And the first duty of every minister is to make his pulpit like that chariot of Ethiopia. The first duty of every occupant of a pulpit is to sow the Word of God and the Word of God only, and his second duty is to see that the people understand what they read and hear. "And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of the people: for he was above the people: and when he opened it all the people stood up. And he read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused the people to understand the reading,"-till his reading was so distinct, and so full of understanding, that it brought forth fruit in some of his hearers an hundredfold. One of the last things that Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart said to me on his death-bed was this:-"Sometimes make them understand the psalm before you invite them to sing it, for we have often sung it in my time not knowing what it meant." It was a wise counsel and given in a solemn hour. But, then, there is no pulpit duty more difficult than just to say the right word of understanding at the right moment, and not a word too much or too little. Dr. Davidson of Aberdeen was the best at that one single word of explanation and direction of any minister I ever sat under. He said just one weighty word, in his own weighty way, and then we all sang in the West Church, as Paul made them sing in the Corinthian Church, with the understanding, and with the spirit also.
"And understandeth it not. Then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away the seed that has just been sown." There is a house I am sometimes in at the hour of family worship. In that house, after the psalm and the scripture and the prayer, the head of the house remains on his knees for, say, five or six seconds after he utters the Amen. And then he rises off his knees, slowly and reverently, as if he were still in the King's presence, with his eyes and his whole appearance full of holy fear and holy love. And I notice that all his children have learned to do like their father. And I have repeatedly heard his guests remark on that reverential habit of his, and I have heard them confess that they went home rebuked, as I have often gone home rebuked and instructed myself. There is another house I am in sometimes, which is the very opposite of that. They have family worship also, but before he has said Amen the head of the house is up off his knees and has begun to give his orders about this and that to his servants. He has been meditating the order, evidently, all the time of the prayer. It must have been in such a house or in such a synagogue as that in which our Lord saw the wicked one coming and catching away the seed that was sown in the worshippers' hearts. I think I have told you before about a Sabbath night I once spent long ago in a farm-house up among the Grampians. Before family worship the old farmer had been reading to me out of a book of notes he had taken of Dr. John Duncan's sermons when they were both young men. After worship I got up and spoke first and said-"Let us have some more of those delightful notes." "Excuse me," said my friend, "but we all take our candles immediately after worship." The wicked one was prevented and outwitted every night in that house, and he has been prevented and outwitted in the houses of all the children who were brought up in that rare old farm-house up among the Grampians.
And, then, the stony places is he that heareth the word with joy, yet hath no root in himself. I do not know any congregation, anywhere, that hears the Word of God with such joy as this congregation. As for instance. All last summer, every Monday, I got letters full of joy over the preaching that had been provided in this pulpit. And then when I came home, in every house and on every street I was met with salutations of joy over Dr. George Adam Smith's last sermon. The Professor's text was this,-"Lord, teach us to pray." Now, that is three weeks ago, and the seed has had plenty of time to take root. And I am sent here tonight to ask you whether that so joyful hearing that Sabbath night has come, in your case, to any fruit. Have you prayed more these last three weeks? Have you been oftener, and longer at a time, on your knees? Have you been like Halyburton's mother-have you prayed more, both with and for your son, these three weeks? I did not hear the sermon, and I could not get anybody to tell me very much about it, beyond-O the eloquence and the delight of it! But some of you heard it, and God's demand of you tonight is,-with what result on your heart, on your temper, on your walk and conversation, on your character? Or, is it written in heaven about you since that Sabbath night,-'This is he who hears sermons with such applause, but has never had any root in himself. This is he who thinks that sermons are provided by God and man for him to praise or blame as suits his fancy.' And, then, to keep His ministers from being puffed up with such idle praise as yours, God says to them-"Thou son of man, the children of thy people are still talking of thee by the walls and in the doors of their houses. And they come to hear thy words, but they will not do them. Lo, thou art unto them as one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument. For they hear thy words, and show much love, but they do them not. But the day will come when they shall give an account of all that they have heard, and then shall they know that a prophet of mine has been among them."
And then he that receiveth the seed among thorns is he in whom the Word of God is simply choked, till he becometh unfruitful. There is only so much room and sap and strength in any field; and unless the ground is cleared of all other things, the sap and the strength that should go to grow the corn will be all drunk up by thorns and briars. You understand, my brethren? You have only so much time, and strength, and mind, and heart, and feeling, and passion, and emotion, and if you expend all these, or the greater part of all these, on other things, you will have all that the less corn, even if you have any corn at all. The thorns in the fields of your hearts are such things as contentions, and controversies, and debates, and quarrels. All these are so many beds of thorns that not only starve your soul, but tear it to pieces as you wade about among them. And not thorns only, but even good things in their own places, if they are allowed in your corn-field, they will leave you little bread for yourself and for your children, and little seed corn for next spring. Rose-bushes even, and gooseberry-bushes, beds of all sweet-tasting, and sweet-smelling herbs, are all in their own place in your garden; but you must have corn in your field. Corn is the staff of your life. And after corn, then flowers and fruits; but not before. After your soul is well on the way to salvation, then other things; but salvation first. Lest the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things, entering in, choke your soul, till it is starved and lost: your soul and you.
We are indebted to Luke for many things that we would not have had but for his peculiar care, and industry, and exactness, as a sacred writer. And he reports to us one otherwise unreported word of our Lord's about the good ground that has its own lessons for us all tonight. "That on the good ground are they, which is an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience." An honest heart. Now, there are honest, and there are dishonest, hearts in every congregation. The honest heart is the heart of the hearer who has come up here tonight with a right intention. His motive in being here is an honest motive. This is God's house, and that honest hearer has come to hear what God will say to him tonight. His eye is single, and this whole house has been full of light to him tonight. Already, tonight, he has heard words that he intends to keep tomorrow: to lay them up in his heart and to practise them in his life. He is an honest man, and God will deal honestly by him. But there are others, it is to be feared, in every congregation. They were in our Lord's congregations, and they are in ours. Hearers of the Word, with hearts that are not honest. They are in God's house, but they are not here to meet with God, or to understand, and lay up, and keep, His Word. They are here to see and to be seen. They are here to meet with some one who is to be met with here. They love music, and they are here because the music is good. Or they have some still more material motive; their office or their shop brings them here. Now, when God's Spirit says, Thou art the man! Admit it. Confess it where you sit. Receive this word into a good and honest heart, and say, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Say, this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Say that God has been found of one man, at any rate, who did not come here tonight to seek Him. And come up here henceforth with that same good and honest heart that you have had created within you tonight, and you also will yet live to bring forth fruit thirty-fold, perhaps sixty-fold, and even an hundred-fold.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Sow (Animal)
2 Peter 2:22 (b) We see in this type a picture of an unsaved sinner who has cleansed himself from bad habits and the evil ways in which he has lived. He enters into a Christian group as though he were a Christian. His outward actions are made clean and proper, but his heart remains unchanged. After enduring this religious atmosphere for a while, he turns back to his old ways. There never was a true conversion in his soul, but only a renovation of the outside. (See also Matthew 12:43-45).
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Sow (Verb)
Leviticus 19:19 (c) The mingled seed represents mixed teachings. The Lord forbids orthodox teachings with heterodox teachings. One teacher will be teaching the truth of GOD concerning the truths of the Bible, while another teacher in an adjoining class is teaching that the Bible is not true, but is mostly fables. One teacher will tell the class that the Lord JESUS was virgin born and was the Son of GOD. The teacher in the adjoining class will tell the students that JESUS was an ordinary man and not the Son of GOD. All such mixed teaching as this is forbidden of GOD. (See also Deuteronomy 22:9-11).
Job 4:8 (b) The actions of wicked people in accomplishing their evil desires is described by this type.
Psalm 97:11 (b) This represents the act of GOD in bringing the blessings of the light of life to the Christian.
Psalm 126:5 (b) By this we understand the act of the Christian in proclaiming the Gospel, distributing tracts, teaching the Word of GOD, and seeking to place the seed of the Scriptures in the hearts of others. While doing so his own heart is burdened to tears over the lost condition of those around him.
Proverbs 11:18 (b) The acts of doing good to others is thus described.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 (c) We may understand from this, the thoughts of those who will not do what they should because they are influenced by circumstances. They imagine that conditions exist which would makes their efforts unprofitable, or useless.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 (b) Here is a command from our Lord to give out the Word of GOD always, in every place, in joy or in grief, in prosperity or adversity, in wealth or in poverty, nothing is to stop the ministering of GOD's wonderful Word.
Isaiah 28:24 (c) This message is for soul winners. The Lord is telling us that we are not to be plowing up the heart all the time, nor harrowing it all the time. We are to be sure to cast some seed into the ground. Constantly warning the sinner will not lead him to the Lord. He must know GOD's good Gospel.
Isaiah 32:20 (c) The waters in this passage represent peoples, nations and tongues, and we should be busy getting the Gospel and the Scriptures before all kinds of people, in all parts of the world.
Jeremiah 4:3 (b) Our Lord would have His people clearly devoted to Himself. He is requesting that Israel would get rid of the things that hinder their walking with GOD, and prevent their obedience to GOD.
Jeremiah 31:27 (b) In a coming day GOD will again cover the land of Israel with men and women who will believe in Him, will obey Him, and will be occupied with His work and Himself.
Hosea 2:23 (b) This passage is somewhat similar to the one above, except that probably it has reference to the blessing that GOD will make Israel to be for all the earth. The growth and the enterprise of the nation of Israel will bring peace and prosperity to the whole. world some day when CHRIST will be on the Throne.
Hosea 10:12 (b) The truth revealed in this passage probably is a result of the Scripture above. The Lord wants His people to invest their lives, their talents and gifts in such a way that blessed and happy results will come from the investment.
Zechariah 10:9 (b) Probably this refers to the fact that all over the world the Spirit of GOD will work on and in the hearts of His people in such a way that they will turn back to the living GOD, and to the Messiah, the Son of GOD. This same truth is revealed in eze37, where we read the story of the dry bones.
Matthew 13:3 (a) This action describes the giving out of the Word of GOD here and there under all circumstances, and all conditions. (See Mark 4:3; Luke 8:5).
Matthew 13:27 (b) In this parable the seed is the child of GOD, while in the previous parable the seed is the Word of GOD. The Lord is telling us that when He places a man of GOD who is truly a saved servant of the Lord, in the harvest field, the Devil will place in the same part of the field one of his children, teaching religion filled with evil doctrines. Thus the people are confounded, their thinking is confused, and the work of the man of GOD is hindered.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Sow
A. Verb.
Zâra‛ (זָרַע, Strong's #2232), “to sow, scatter seed, make pregnant.” Common throughout the history of the Hebrew language, this root is found in various Semitic languages, including ancient Akkadian. The verb is found approximately 60 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. It occurs first in Gen. 1:29 in the summary of the blessings of creation which God has given to mankind: “… In the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.…”
In an agricultural society such as ancient Israel, zâra‛ would be most important and very commonly used, especially to describe the annual sowing of crops (Judg. 6:3; Gen. 26:12). Used in the figurative sense, it is said that Yahweh “will sow” Israel in the land (Hos. 2:23); in the latter days, Yahweh promises: “… I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast” (Jer. 31:27). Of great continuing comfort are the words, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Ps. 126:5). The universal law of the harvest, sowing and reaping, applies to all areas of life and experience.
A good example of the need for free translation of the inherent meaning rather than a strictly literal rendering involves zâra‛, in both its verb and noun forms. This is found in Num. 5, which describes the law of trial by ordeal in the case of a wife accused of infidelity. If she was found innocent, it was declared: “… She shall be free, and shall conceive [1] seed [2]” (Num. 5:28). This phrase is literally: “She shall be acquitted and shall be seeded seed,” or “She shall be made pregnant with seed.”
An Old Testament name, Jezreel, has been connected with this root. Jezreel (“God sows”) refers both to a city and valley near Mt. Gilboa (Josh. 17:16; 2 Sam. 2:9) and to the symbolically named son of Hosea (Hos. 1:4).
B. Noun.
Zera‛ (זֶרַע, Strong's #2233), “seed; sowing; seedtime; harvest; offspring; descendant(s); posterity.” This word occurs about 228 times in biblical Hebrew and in all periods. It has cognates in Aramaic, Phoenician, Arabic, Ethiopic, and Akkadian.
Zera‛ refers to the process of scattering seed, or “sowing.” This is the emphasis in Gen. 47:24: “And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food.…” Num. 20:5 should be rendered: “It [3] is not a place of sowing [4] or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink.” Ezek. 17:5 should be rendered: “He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in a field [5] sowing” (NASB, “in a fertile field”). A closely related emphasis occurs in passages such as Gen. 8:22, where the word represents “sowing” as a regularly recurring activity: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat … shall not cease.”
Zera‛ frequently means “seed.” There are several nuances under this emphasis, the first being what is sown to raise crops for food. The Egyptians told Joseph: “Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate” (Gen. 47:19). The word represents the product of a plant: “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed [6], and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself …” (Gen. 1:11-the first biblical appearance). In this and other contexts zera‛ specifically refers to “grain seed,” or “edible seed” (cf. Lev. 27:30). This may be the meaning of the word in 1 Sam. 8:15: “And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards.…” However, it is possible that here the word refers to arable land, as does its Akkadian cognate. In other contexts the word represents an entire “crop or harvest”: “For the seed [7] shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew …” (Zech. 8:12). In Isa. 23:3 zera‛ and the usual Hebrew word for “harvest” (gatsir) are in synonymous parallelism.
Zera‛ sometimes means “semen,” or a man’s “seed”: “And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him [8] …” (Lev. 15:16). A beast’s “semen” can also be indicated by this word (Jer. 31:27). Zera‛ often means “offspring.” Only rarely is this nuance applied to animals: “And I will put enmity between thee [9] and the woman [10], and between thy seed and her seed …” (Gen. 3:15). This verse uses the word in several senses. The first appearance means both the descendants of the snake and those of the spiritual being who used the snake (evil men). The second appearance of the word refers to all the descendants of the woman and ultimately to a particular descendant (Christ). In Gen. 4:25 zera‛ appears not as a collective noun but refers to a particular and immediate “offspring”; upon the birth of Seth, Eve said: “God … hath appointed me another seed [3].…” Gen. 46:6 uses the word (in the singular) of one’s entire family including children and grandchildren (cf. Gen. 17:12). One’s larger family, including all immediate relatives, is included in the word in passages such as 1 Kings 11:14. The word is used of an entire nation of people in Esth. 10:3.
Zera‛ is used of groups and individuals marked by a common moral quality. This usage was already seen in Gen. 3:15. Isa. 65:23 mentions the “seed” of the blessed of God. The Messiah or Suffering Servant will see His “offspring,” or those who believe in and follow Him (Isa. 53:10). We also read about the followers of the righteous (Prov. 11:21), the faithful “seed” (Jer. 2:21), and godly “offspring.” In each case this word represents those who are united by being typified by the modifier of zera‛. Several other passages exhibit the same nuance except that zera‛ is modified by an undesirable quality.

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Resow - ) To Sow again
Seminate - ) To Sow; to spread; to propagate
Oversow - ) To Sow where something has already been Sown
Slater - ) Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a Sow bug
Store - 1: θησαυρίζω (Strong's #2343 — Verb — thesaurizo — thay-sow-rid'-zo ) "to lay up, store up," is rendered "in store" (lit. ...
2: ἀποθησαυρίζω (Strong's #597 — Verb — apothesaurizo — ap-oth-ay-sow-rid'-zo ) "to treasure up, store away" (apo), is used in 1 Timothy 6:19 , of "laying up in store" a good foundation for the hereafter by being rich in good works
Cyclamen - It is also called Sow bread, because hogs are said to eat the corms
Disseminate - ) To Sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation
Rechab - He bade his descendants not to build houses, not to Sow, not to plant vineyards, but to dwell in tents
Rechabites - He bade his descendants not to build houses, not to Sow, not to plant vineyards, but to dwell in tents
Wallow - " ...
B — 1: κυλισμός (Strong's #2946 — Noun Neuter — kulismos — koo'-lis-mah ) "a rolling, wallowing," akin to A (some texts have kulisma), is used in 2 Peter 2:22 , of the proverbial Sow that had been washed
Engender - ) To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to Sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife
Divers - Thou shalt not Sow thy fields with divers seeds
Bitter Herbs - " (Exodus 12:8 ) These "bitter herbs" consisted of such plants as chicory, bitter cresses, hawkweeds, Sow-thistles and wild lettuces, which grow abundantly in the peninsula of Sinai, in Palestine and in Egypt
Bug - ) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the Sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc
Cummin - The Jews Sowed it in their fields, and when ripe threshed out the seeds with a rod, Isaiah 28:25 ; Isaiah 28:27 . The Maltese Sow it, and collect the seeds in the same manner
Treasure - 1: θησαυρός (Strong's #2344 — Noun Masculine — thesauros — thay-sow-ros' ) denotes (1) "a place of safe keeping" (possibly akin to tithemi, "to put"), (a) "a casket," Matthew 2:11 ; (b) "a storehouse," Matthew 6:19-213 ; used metaphorically of the heart, Matthew 12:35 , twice (RV, "out of his treasure"); Luke 6:45 ; (2) "a treasure," 1618616518_38 ; 13:44 ; Luke 12:33,34 ; Hebrews 11:26 ; "treasure" (in heaven or the heavens), Matthew 19:21 ; Mark 10:21 ; Luke 18:22 ; in these expressions (which are virtually equivalent to that in Matthew 6:1 , "with your Father which is in Heaven") the promise does not simply refer to the present life, but looks likewise to the hereafter; in 2 Corinthians 4:7 it is used of "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ," descriptive of the Gospel, as deposited in the earthen vessels of the persons who proclaim it (cp. ...
3: θησαυρίζω (Strong's #2343 — Verb — thesaurizo — thay-sow-rid'-zo ) akin to A, No
Corruptions: Overcome by Grace - I mused awhile, and thought that the readiest way to keep down my eversprouting corruptions in future would be to Sow them well with the salt of grace
lo-Ammi - "Jezreel" symbolised the coming destruction of Jehu's line, as Jehu had destroyed that of Ahab of Jezreel; also that as Jezreel means both God Sows and God scatters, so God will yet Sow Israel whom He now scatters (Hosea 1:4-6; Hosea 1:9-10; Hosea 1:11), "great shall be the day of Jezreel," i. "I will Sow her (Jezreel, the Sown one, Hosea 2:22) unto . " Not only Judaea, but the whole earth shall be the seed plot wherein Gentile nations shall be the spiritual growth of the Jewish seed Sown everywhere (Micah 5:7; Romans 11:12; Romans 11:15; Zechariah 10:9)
Fallow-Ground - The expression, "Break up your fallow ground" (Hosea 10:12 ; Jeremiah 4:3 ) means, "Do not Sow your seed among thorns", i. , to clear the field of weeds, before Sowing seed in it
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4: σπόριμος (Strong's #4702 — Adjective — sporimos — spor'-ee-mos ) signifies "fit for Sowing" (from sperio, "to Sow"), and denotes "a cornfield," Matthew 12:1 ; Mark 2:23 ; Luke 6:1
Reap - He that Soweth to the flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption. They that Sow in tears, shall reap in joy
Sow, Sower - 1: σπείρω (Strong's #4687 — Verb — speiro — spi'-ro ) "to Sow seed," is used (1) literally, especially in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 15:36,37 ; 2 Corinthians 9:10 , "the Sower;" (2) metaphorically, (a) in proverbial sayings, e. , RV, "was Sown," for AV, "received seed"); (c) otherwise as follows: of "sowing" spiritual things in preaching and teaching, 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; of the interment of the bodies of deceased believers, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ; of ministering to the necessities of others in things temporal (the harvest being proportionate to the "sowing"), 2 Corinthians 9:6,10 (see above); of "sowing" to the flesh, Galatians 6:7,8 ("that" in ver. 7 is emphatic, "that and that only," what was actually "sown"); in ver
Mustard - Its "seed" is proverbial for smallness, therefore not the Salvador Ρersica (Arabic: khardal , mustard), which moreover none would Sow in his "garden," and which is not an "herb" but a "tree" strictly so-called
Seed - ) To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to Sow; as, to seed a field
Sabbatical Year - (Exodus 23:10,11 ) The commandment is to Sow and reap for six years, and to let the land rest on the seventh, "that the poor of thy people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the held shall eat
Sir - It is the salutation of servants (slaves) to their masters (‘Sir, didst thou not Sow good seed?’ Matthew 13:27); of a son to a father (‘I go, sir,’ Matthew 21:30); of the priests and Pharisees to Pilate (‘Sir, we remember that that deceiver said,’ Matthew 27:63); of the Greeks to Philip (‘Sir, we would see Jesus,’ John 12:21)
Bitter Herbs - Meror, the Sow-thistle, or dent-de-lion, or wild lettuce
Running - ) Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; - said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to Sow land two years running
Drill - ) An implement for making holes for Sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made. ) A row of seed Sown in a furrow. ) To Sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water. ) To Sow in drills. ) A light furrow or channel made to put seed into Sowing
Sower, Sowing - Besides the common reference to agriculture (for which see SEASONS),sowing is used symbolically for spreading the gospel, as in the parable of the Sower, of which the Lord graciously gave His own explanation. When He came to Israel He found no fruit, and He became the Sower, and Sowed the good seed, which fell upon different descriptions of ground, with varied results, as the Lord explains. Whenever the gospel is preached, the seed is being Sown, and doubtless falls upon different sorts of ground as in the parable. Blessed are they that Sow beside all waters: God's servant will reap if he does not faint. ...
Sowing is also the beautiful figure used as to placing the body in the ground. For the Christian it is Sown a natural body, in corruption, dishonour, and weakness; but will be raised a spiritual body, in incorruption, in glory, and in power
Crane - Aristophanes curiously observes, that "it is time to Sow when the crane migrates clamouring into Africa; she also bids the mariner suspend his rudder and take his rest, and the mountaineer to provide himself with raiment;" and Hesiod, "When thou hearest the voice of the crane, clamouring annually from the clouds on high, recollect that this is the signal for ploughing, and indicates the approach of showery winter
Rain - The first rains soften the iron-bound soil, baked hard, so to speak, by the summer heat, and so make it fit for ploughing; the comparatively fine intervals give the husbandman time to Sow; and the second showers water the seed
Jezreel - (jehz' reel), meaning “God Sows”, refers to a major valley, a northern city, a southern city, and the son of Hosea 1:1 . The name also symbolized that God will Sow seeds of prosperity after the destruction (Hosea 1:4-5 ; Hosea 1:10-2:1 )
Till - ) To plow and prepare for seed, and to Sow, dress, raise crops from, etc
Seed - To Sow to sprinkle with seed, which germinates and takes root
Corn, Cornfield - , "sown, or fit for Sowing" (speiro "to Sow, scatter seed"), denotes, in the plural, "sown fields, fields of grain, cornfields," Matthew 12:1 , RV; Mark 2:23 ; Luke 6:1 (cp
Brood - ) Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood Sow
Rechabites - The account of these people is given by themselves: they abstained from wine, and they did not build houses, nor Sow seed
Interest - The “harsh” master who expects interest and reaps what he did not Sow (Matthew 25:24 ,Matthew 25:24,25:26-27 ; Luke 19:21-23 ) is hardly to be taken as a model for Christian business practice
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Zâra‛ (זָרַע, Strong's #2232), “to Sow, scatter seed, make pregnant. …”...
In an agricultural society such as ancient Israel, zâra‛ would be most important and very commonly used, especially to describe the annual Sowing of crops ( Sow” Israel in the land ( Sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast” ( Sow in tears shall reap in joy” ( Sowing and reaping, applies to all areas of life and experience. Jezreel (“God Sows”) refers both to a city and valley near Mt. ...
Zera‛ (זֶרַע, Strong's #2233), “seed; Sowing; seedtime; harvest; offspring; descendant(s); posterity. ...
Zera‛ refers to the process of scattering seed, or “sowing. 20:5
should be rendered: “It [3] is not a place of Sowing [4] or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink. 17:5 should be rendered: “He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in a field [5] Sowing” (NASB, “in a fertile field”). 8:22, where the word represents “sowing” as a regularly recurring activity: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat … shall not cease. ” There are several nuances under this emphasis, the first being what is Sown to raise crops for food
As - ) Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you Sow; do as you are bidden
Desert - To Sow, plant or scatter
Beni Khaibir - He says of the sect of the Rechabites, "that they observe their old rules and customs, and neither Sow, nor plant, nor build houses; but live in tents, and often remove from one place to another with their whole property and families
As - ) Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you Sow; do as you are bidden
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Jehonadab, the tribe father of the Rechabites, enjoined the rule of the clan on his children the more strictly because these were brought into close contact with the settled community, which would tempt them to neglect it, namely, to dwell in tents and not build houses, not to Sow seed or plant vineyards. Jehonadab's followers by his strict rule on the one hand avoided possible collision with the settled Israelites among whom they were; and Diodorus Siculus (19:94) gives a like picture of the Nabathaean Arabs, "it is a law with them neither to Sow grain, nor to plant fruit-bearing plants, nor to use wine, nor to provide a house
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3: διασπείρω (Strong's #1289 — Verb — diaspeiro — dee-as-pi'-ro ) "to scatter abroad" (dia, "throughout," speiro, "to Sow seed"), is used in Acts 8:1,4 ; 11:19 , all of the church in Jerusalem "scattered" through persecution; the word in general is suggestive of the effects of the "scattering" in the Sowing of the spiritual seed of the Word of life
Apostasy - This is, as scripture says, like the dog returning to his vomit, and the Sow to her wallowing in the mire
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2: ὡσαύτως (Strong's #5615 — Adverb — hosautos — ho-sow'-toce ) a strengthened form of hos, "as," denotes "in like manner, just so, likewise;" it is sometimes translated "likewise," e
Seed - 1: σπέρμα (Strong's #4690 — Noun Neuter — sperma — sper'-mah ) akin to speiro, "to Sow" (Eng. 19-23, see Sow, as in the RV); 1 Corinthians 15:38 ; 2 Corinthians 9:10 ; (b) physiological, Hebrews 11:11 ; (c) metaphorical and by metonymy and for "offspring, posterity," (1) of natural offspring e. 1, properly "a Sowing," denotes "seed Sown," (a) natural, Mark 4:26,27 ; Luke 8:5,11 (the natural being figuratively applied to the Word of God); 2 Corinthians 9:10 (1st part); (b) metaphorically of material help to the needy, 2 Corinthians 9:10 (2nd part), RV, "(your) seed for Sowing" (AV, "seed Sown"). 2, "a Sowing, seedtime," denotes "seed Sown," 1 Peter 1:23 , of human offspring
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A — 4: διασπείρω (Strong's #1289 — Verb — diasperio — dee-as-pi'-ro ) "to scatter abroad" (dia, "through," speiro, "to Sow"), is used in Acts 8:1,4 ; 11:19
Raven - With their hoarse cry they unconsciously appeal to their Maker and Preserver for their necessary food, and never in vain, though they neither Sow nor reap neither have storehouse nor barn
Sowing - SOWING. —For ‘sowing’ as a metaphorical expression of the activity and influence of Christ and His Apostles, see under Seed. One is in connexion with the counsel against worldly anxiety (Matthew 6:26 = Luke 12:24 birds neither Sow nor reap), where Sowing denotes one of the ordinary operations and occupations of men in order to secure a livelihood. In Matthew 25:24; Matthew 25:26 = Luke 19:21-22, a grasping, unscrupulous character is defined as one that reaps where it has not Sown, i. Micah 6:15, Psalms 126:5-6) sayings upon Sowing, in a figurative sense, are preserved in John 4:36-37. ‘Four months more, then harvest,’ may be the time in Nature; but here, in the order of the Spirit, Sowing is hardly done ere reaping begins
Vineyard - Deuteronomy 22:9 (c) This vineyard represents any field of service in which the soul winner seeks to Sow the seed of the Word of GOD. If the farmer Sows wheat in his field, but another one Sows weeds in among the wheat, there will be no wheat crop gathered
Jezreel - Jezreel is interpreted both 'God scatters' and 'God Sows. Hosea 2:22,23 ; "I will Sow her unto me in the earth
As - It was originally stamped with the figure of a sheep, Sow, or ox and afterwards with a Janus, on one side, and on the reverse, a rostrum or prow of a ship
re'Chab - They were neither to drink wine, nor build houses, nor Sow seed, nor plant nor have any vineyard
Reap - He receives back in the crop whatever he Sowed as the seed. It is not true that men reap where they have not Sowed, except it be that one Soweth and another reapeth. ...
2 Corinthians 9:6 (a) This statement of fact is a comparison between our ministry to one another with the seed-sowing of the farmer. ...
Galatians 6:7 (a) Again our Lord uses the seed-sowing of the farmer, and the resultant harvest as a picture of that which happens in our human lives. ...
Galatians 6:8 (a) Those who Sow to the flesh make provision for the flesh to obtain what it wants. This is in contrast to those who Sow to the Spirit
Hope - Once on a time, certain strong laborers were sent forth by the great King to level a primeval forest, to plough it, to Sow it, and to bring to him the harvest. ' They felled the lofty trees to the music of that strain; they cleared the acres one by one, they tore from their sockets the hug' roots, they delved the soil, they Sowed the corn, and waited for the harvest, often much discouraged, but still held to their work as by silver chains and golden fetters by the sweet sound of the voice which chanted so constantly, 'God, ever our own God, will bless us
Fowl - In the parable of the Sower they devour the seed that falls by the wayside (Matthew 13:4); in that of the Mustard Seed they lodge under the shadow of the huge plant which grew out of such a tiny germ (Mark 4:32). They neither Sow, reap, nor gather into barns, yet the heavenly Father feeds them (Matthew 6:26), i
Citizenship - The Rechabites chose not to build houses, Sow seed, or plant vineyards; they lived in tents as a reminder of their status as sojourners (Jeremiah 35:6-10 )
Boar - The sensual professor's backsliding into "the pollutions of the world," after he has "escaped them through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior," is fitly compared to "the Sow that was washed returning to her wallowing in the mire" (2 Peter 2:20-22)
Salt - To Sow a land with salt, signifies its utter barrenness and desolation; a condition often illustrated in the Bible by allusions to the region of Sodom and Gomorrah, with its soil impregnated with salt, or covered with acrid and slimy pools, Deuteronomy 29
Rechab, Rechabites - The principles which actuated him are to be gathered from Jeremiah 35:1-19 , where his descendants refuse to drink wine because he had bidden them abstain from it, build no houses, Sow no seed, plant no vineyard, but dwell in tents all their days
Harvest - In the New Testament, believers may Sow and reap a spiritual harvest of righteousness (2 Corinthians 9:10 )
Jubilee - It was to be a year of rest for the land, there being no Sowing or reaping. "Six years thou shalt Sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for Jehovah: thou shalt neither Sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. ...
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Jezreel (1) - ("God has Sown". ...
Jezreel means both "God scatters" and "God Sows. " As He "scattered" them under Jehu, and finally by the Assyrian deportation, so He will "sow" them again; and so Jezreel will represent the similarly sounding Israel; "great shall be the day of Jezreel" when "Judah and Israel shall be gathered together, and appoint (unto) themselves one head, and shall come up out of the land" (of the Gentiles) where God. Sowed them (Zechariah 10:9; Hosea 1:11). They shall then be the seed of God Sown in their own land (Hosea 2:23; Ezekiel 36:9; Jeremiah 31:27; Jeremiah 32:41; Amos 9:15)
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Few Jews were in Philippi to Sow distrust between him and them
Gourd - In Greece this plant springs spontaneously, without any cultivation; but the Egyptians Sow it on the banks of the river and of the canals; it there produces fruit in great abundance, but of a very strong odour
Agriculture - The year in Palestine was divided into six agricultural periods: ...
SOWING TIME - Tisri, latter half (beginning about the autumnal equinox. ...
It was forbidden to Sow a field with divers seeds (Deuteronomy 22:9 ). ...
When the soil was prepared, the seed was Sown broadcast over the field (Matthew 13:3-8 )
Seed (2) - In Mark 4:26-29, a parable peculiar to Mark, Jesus uses the process of Sowing and the subsequent conduct of the farmer to illustrate the certain success of His Kingdom upon earth. ...
The first of these, the parable of the Sower and the Soils (Mark 4:2 f. The latter is compared to the vital germ or grain of the plant, which, through no fault of its own or of the Sower, may fail to germinate, owing to the unpromising nature of the ground on which it chances to fall. Nevertheless, the work of the Sower must proceed. The seed must be Sown. ‘We forget too often that language is both a seed-sowing and a revelation,’ says Amiel. ‘Man is a husbandman; his whole work rightly understood is to develop life, to Sow it everywhere
Tithe, Tithing - Following the example of Christ, who gave even his life (2 Corinthians 8:9 ), we should cheerfully give as much as we have decided (2 Corinthians 9:7 ) based on how much the Lord has prospered us (1 Corinthians 16:2 ), knowing that we reap in proportion to what we Sow (2 Corinthians 9:6 ) and that we will ultimately give account for our deeds (Romans 14:12 )
Receive, Receiving - (8) In the AV of Matthew 13:19,20,22,23 , speiro, "to Sow seed," is translated "received seed;" see Sow
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Christ instructs his disciples, from the same circumstance, to trust in the care and kindness of Heaven: "Consider the ravens; for they neither Sow nor reap, neither have storehouse, nor barn; and God feedeth them
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C — 3: ὡσαύτως (Strong's #5615 — Adverb — hosautos — ho-sow'-toce ) a strengthened form of hos, "thus," signifies "just so, likewise, in like manner," e
Providence - If He feeds the birds that neither Sow nor reap, much more will He prosper you in your Sowing and reaping; if He clothes the lilies that toil not neither do they spin, be sure He will see to it that men and women, on whom He has laid toiling and spinning as a necessity, do not lack the raiment they require. Sow your seed, trusting in God to send the harvest
Field - ‘sowed good seed in his field’ (Matthew 13:24), ‘lilies of the field,’ ‘grass of the field’ (Matthew 6:28; Matthew 6:30), etc. It is true occasionally now, also, that after the owner of the land has ‘sowed good seed in his field,’ an enemy will in sheer spite creep in secretly and ‘sow tares,’ the noxions darnel (Lolium temulentum); but see Tares. ...
In the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:4, Mark 4:4, Luke 8:5), where the Authorized Version has ‘some (seeds) fell by the wayside,’ the picture is really of grains of wheat or barley which fell on the trodden pathway leading across the field, and so were left exposed where the birds could see and devour them (cf. It is still common in Palestine to see flocks of birds following the peasant as he Sows his seed, eagerly picking up every grain that is not covered by the quick-following harrow. It is literally ‘through the Sown (places),’ i
Cast - To Sow to scatter seed
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - We must not thrust in the sickle on the same day as we Sow the seed. And you will see no sweeter sight that sweet morning than the seed you Sowed on earth at last come to its full ear in heaven. Sow the seed, and be secure of the harvest. Look at this wise Sower how he sleeps, says our Lord to us. We cast the seed of God's word into the earth, and the earth takes it, that is to say, God takes it, and it springs up, no man knoweth how, and the Sowers of the seed least of all
Gather - This verb can also refer to “gathering” food at harvest time, or “harvesting”: “And six years thou shalt Sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof” ( Job, Book of - He said "I have seen they that plough iniquity, and Sow wickedness, reap the same
Ecclesiastes, Book of - Exhortations are given to cast 'bread' and 'sow seed' on all occasions and in all places: all will not be lost
Aquila And Priscilla - Paul returned, and to Sow the seed of Christian teaching as far as they were able
Agriculture - The "early" rain (Proverbs 16:15; James 5:7) fell from about the September equinox to Sowing time in November or December, to revive the parched soil that the seed might germinate. To Sow among thorns was deemed bad husbandry (Job 5:5; Proverbs 24:30-31). Seed was scattered broadcast, as in the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-8), and plowed in afterward, the stubble of the previous crop becoming manure by decay. Seventy days sufficed between Sowing barley and the wave sheaf offering from the ripe grain at Passover. Sowing divers seed in a field was forbidden (Deuteronomy 22:9), to mark God is not the author of confusion, there is no transmutation of species, such as modern skeptical naturalists imagine. The poor man's claim was remembered, the self Sown produce of the seventh year being his perquisite (Leviticus 25:1-7): hereby the Israelites' faith was tested; national apostasy produced gradual neglect of this compassionate law, and was punished by retribution in kind (Leviticus 25:23); after the captivity it was revived
Jordan - He observed that it had an inner and outer bank; but says, it rarely overflows the inner bank; that when it does, they Sow water mellons and other fruits of that kind, as soon as the water retires, and have a great produce
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17: θησαυρίζω (Strong's #2343 — Verb — thesaurizo — thay-sow-rid'-zo ) "to lay up, store up" (akin to thesauros, "a treasury, a storehouse, a treasure"), is used of "laying" up treasures, on earth, Matthew 6:19 ; in Heaven, Matthew 6:20 ; in the last days, James 5:3 , RV, "ye have laid up your treasure" (AV, "ye have heaped treasure together"); in Luke 12:21 , "that layeth up treasure (for himself);" in 1 Corinthians 16:2 , of money for needy ones (here the present participle is translated "in store," lit
Premeditation - The disciple must not be over-prudent: he must give himself ungrudgingly, and Sow the seed broadcast, not being too careful about the purity and goodness of the ground in which he Sows, even throwing some on the trodden pathways of the world, and on what seems the shallowest of soil (Matthew 13:1-9 || Luke 12:22 Luke 8:4-8)
Hosea - God's unfaithful people reap more than they Sow (Hosea 8:1-9:9 )
Rain - And I will Sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people, and they shall say, Thou art my God. "For the land (saith Moses) whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt from whence ye came out, where thou Sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs
Wilderness (2) - The midbâr is therefore essentially the ground occupied by nomad tribes; it forms around agricultural districts a zone variable in extension or breadth; sometimes culture wins over uncultivated lands, sometimes these regain spaces formerly tilled and Sown. At the boundary itself of those two tracts of land live some populations which hold a sort of intermediate position in the progress of civilization: they are half-sedentary, half-shepherds (half-Fellahîn, half-Bedawîn), and, dwelling still under tents, they cultivate the ground, plough, Sow, and reap (cf
Weights And Measures - Land could be measured by the amount of grain required to Sow it
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - Their field is so small that it is not worth their pains taking off their coat to gather out the stones, and to weed out the thorns, and to plough up the fallow ground, and to Sow in their too small pulpit and pastorate the seed or the kingdom of heaven
Sanctify - ) In some passages qâdash seems to mean the opposite of “holy,” defiled so as not to be usable to Israel (God’s consecrated people): “Thou shalt not Sow thy vineyard with [two kinds ofseeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast Sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled” ( Euchites - 57), who had some source of information independent of Epiphanius, ascribes to them a fancy that the Holy Spirit might be seen to enter in the appearance of innocuous fire, and the demon to pass out of the man's mouth in the form of a Sow with her farrow
Nehemiah - of Canaan return, filling the wadies and gladdening the parched country); they that Sow in tears shall reap in joy
Birds - Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they Sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them
Gennesaret, Land of - One can almost see Him, in fancy, pushing out in a little boat along the embayed and shell-covered shore, followed to the water’s edge by the multitudes who pressed upon Him daily from populous Gennesaret, and hear Him speaking to them, as they sit upon the shore, concerning the gospel of the Kingdom, drawing illustrations from the Sower, who, going forth to Sow, allows some seeds to fall by the wayside, others on stony places, still others where they are choked by thorns; and then, when He became weary, retiring to the mountains for rest and spiritual refreshment in prayer, only to return again and repeat His message of goodwill and comfort; until, finally, when the great tragedy on Calvary is ended and He is risen from the tomb, He reappears to those same disciples, who meanwhile have returned to their nets
Lord (2) - (1) Without the article, it is employed in direct address, as the salutation of a son to a father, ‘I go, sir’ (Matthew 21:30); of servants to their master, ‘Sir, didst not thou Sow good seed in thy field?’ (Matthew 13:27); ‘Lord, let it alone this year also’ (Luke 13:8); of the Greeks to Philip, ‘Sir, we would see Jesus’ (John 12:21); of the Pharisees and priests to Pilate, ‘Sir, we remember that this deceiver said’ (Matthew 27:63)
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - " But He would answer to His mother,-"How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?" So would His mother say to Him, and so would He answer her, as often as she sought for Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance; while, all the time, He was out in the fields; now with the ploughman, and now with the Sower, and now with the reaper, and now with the husbandman who had his fan in his hand with which he was thoroughly purging his floor. And as He walked and talked with the ploughman, and with the Sower, and with the reaper, the Spirit of all truth would descend into His heart and would say to Him that all that husbandry He had been observing so closely was in all its processes and operations, not unlike the Kingdom of Heaven in all its processes, and in all its operations, and in all its experiences. And it being now the seed-time of the year, as the Sower that day Sowed, some of the seed fell under the feet of the twelve disciples, while flocks of hungry birds swooped down and devoured whole basketfuls of the Sower's best Sowing. And then, at the petition of His disciples, our Lord expounded His homely riddle about the Sower and his seed, till we have both that riddle and its exposition in our hands tonight in this far-off island of the sea. That is to say, every true preacher Sows the Word of God with both his hands, and he Sows nothing else but the Word of God. The Christian pulpit is not set up for any service but one: and that one and sovereign service is the Sowing of the seed of God in the minds and in the hearts and in the lives of men. The platform and the press are set up in God's providence for the Sowing broadcast of His mind and will also: but the evangelical pulpit has an exclusiveness and a sanctification about it altogether peculiar to itself. And He has made this Day, and has specially sanctified and hedged round this Day, for the Sowing of that intellectual and spiritual seed which springs up, and which alone springs up, to everlasting life. ...
"And as he Sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside. And Philip went up into the chariot and Sowed the seed of the Kingdom of Heaven in the understanding and in the heart of that black but comely convert to the cross of Christ. The first duty of every occupant of a pulpit is to Sow the Word of God and the Word of God only, and his second duty is to see that the people understand what they read and hear. Then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away the seed that has just been Sown. It must have been in such a house or in such a synagogue as that in which our Lord saw the wicked one coming and catching away the seed that was Sown in the worshippers' hearts
Inspiration - The Spirit was needed to qualify the writers for giving what they have given, a condensed yet full and clear portraiture of Messiah, calculated to affect all hearts in every nation, and to Sow in them seeds of faith, hope, and love
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - "While men slept, mine enemy came and Sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. That enemy envied with all his wicked heart the husbandman's well-ploughed, well-weeded, well-sowed, and well-harvested, field, till he said within himself, Surely the darkness shall cover me. And when the night fell he filled his seed-basket, and went out under cover of night and Sowed the whole field over with his diabolical seed. And here are we tonight learning many much-needed lessons among our tare-sowed fields also: learning the very same faith and patience that so impressed and pleased our Lord in this sorely-tried husbandman. You can with difficulty get a book of the past, and much less a magazine, or a journal, or a newspaper of the passing day, that is not all Sown over with the author's own seed-basket; all Sown over, now with partiality, and now with antipathy. And, besides, such are the resources and appliances of civilisation in our day, that you can Sow your evil seed under cover of anonymity, and your best friend will never know whose hand it was that stabbed him in the dark. Newman vindicates the study of the great classics-Greek, Latin, and English-in spite of the basketfuls of impurity that are Sown so broadcast in some of them. And now, before leaving this point, I will add this-I am not an author, nor a journalist, but a preacher, and I will therefore add this-that he is a happy preacher who has lived through many times and seasons of temptation, and has never Sown some of the tares of his own temper, and of his own partial mind, in his preaching, and even in his prayers
Agriculture - The kingdom of God is set forth under such emblems as the Sower going forth to Sow (Matthew 13:3 ff. But, on the other hand, we learn that Isaac, who had gone to Gerar, ‘sowed in that land, and found in the same year an hundredfold’ (Genesis 26:12); while the first dream of Joseph shows that if he did not actually follow, he was at least familiar with, agricultural pursuits (Genesis 37:5-7). Such a classification is quite distinct from that of the parable of the Sower, where the wayside, the rocky places, etc. It was sometimes Sown as an experiment for testing the quality of the soil, for a field which had yielded good flax was regarded as specially suitable for wheat-growing. ...
(d) The Sowing season began in the early days of October. Millet was Sown in summer, the land being prepared for it by irrigation. When the winter set in cold and wet, barley was not Sown till the beginning of February. ...
The Sower carries the seed in a basket or bag, from which he scatters it broadcast. Where a single ploughing suffices, the seed is Sown first and then ploughed in. When it is Sown on ploughed ground, the usual course is also to plough it in, but sometimes a light harrow (not infrequently a thorn-bush) is used to cover it. ...
(e) The crops thus Sown were exposed, as they grew, to various dangers, such as the inroads of roaming cattle, the depredations of birds, or the visitation of locusts; and also to such adverse natural and climatic influences as drought, east wind, and mildew. The ‘early rain’ (מורָה) of the Bible is that of October, which precedes ploughing and Sowing: the ‘latter rain’ (מַלִקוֹשׁ) denotes the refreshing showers that fall in March and April, and give much-needed moisture to the growing crops
Demoniac - Who ever heard of swine afflicted with madness as a natural disease? Or, when and where has the epilepsy, or falling sickness, been predicable of the Sow?...
For, it must be carefully observed that the disease of the man, the affection of the human sufferer, whatever that affection might have been, was clearly transferred from him to the animals in question
Organization (2) - They are to Sow the seed of the word of life broadcast, on all soils (Luke 8:4-18); and the thought which will sustain them, even when the seed seems utterly fruitless, is that they are His representatives, and speak with His authority behind them (‘He that heareth you heareth me,’ Matthew 10:40, Luke 10:16; Luke 10:19, John 13:20), for are they not His ‘servants,’ and ‘of his household’? (Matthew 10:25)
Parable - Thus Luke 15:11-32 begins, ‘A certain man had two sons,’ and Mark 4:3-9 ‘Behold, the Sower went forth to Sow. Three are in the Synoptic Gospels, namely, the accounts of the Sower (Mark 4:3-9; Mark 4:14-20, Matthew 13:3-9; Matthew 13:18-23, Luke 8:5-8; Luke 8:11-15), of the Wicked Husbandmen (Mark 12:1-12, Matthew 21:33-46, Luke 20:9-19), and of the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30; Matthew 13:36-43): and two are from the Fourth Gospel, the Door of the Sheepfold (John 10:1-16), and the Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-8). For instance, in the Sower no deeper meaning attaches to the way, the thirty, sixty, and hundredfold, as would be the case in a carefully developed allegory
Weights And Measures - (2) The second measure was the amount of seed required to Sow an area . Thus ‘the Sowing of a homer of barley’ was computed at the price of 50 shekels of silver ( Leviticus 27:16 )
Metaphor - We still have the familiar conceptions drawn from everyday life-sowing, reaping, and harvest, animals and birds, the seasons, light and darkness, life and death-but as the scene shifts from the hillsides of Nazareth and the streets of Jerusalem to the busy cities of the Graeco-Roman world with their ceaseless and varied activity, there are many phrases and metaphors in the Acts, the Epistles, and the Apocalypse which could hardly have fallen from the lips of our Lord Himself. The metaphor of the Sow is based on an apophthegm of Heraclitus (Wendland, quoted by Clemen in Primitive Christianity and its Non-Jewish Sources, Eng
Sin - 22:8: “He that Soweth iniquity shall reap vanity [2]: and the rod of his anger shall fail. ”...
Job 4:8 illustrates the sense of trouble as mischief inflicted on others: “… They that plow iniquity [10], and Sow wickedness [5] reap the same
Animals - ’ They are mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount: ‘Consider the birds: they do not Sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns’ (Matthew 6:26; in the parallel passage, Luke 12:24, the reading is κόρακας, ‘ravens,’ which, however, are themselves called πετεινά at the end of the verse). The birds appear in the parable of the Sower, where they pick up the seed that falls by the wayside (Matthew 13:4, Mark 4:4, Luke 8:5)
Proverbs - The seed was Sown towards the end of December, and four months elapsed ere it was ripe (see Wetstein); and the proverb conveyed the practical lesson that results mature slowly (cf. Jesus was prepared to Sow the good seed of the Kingdom and have long patience until it should ripen, and it filled His heart with surprise and gladness when He beheld His seed ripening in an hour
Terah - Migrating from one field of human life into another, and never leaving one field till we have reaped in its full harvest, and never entering upon a new field till we are prepared to plough it, and Sow it, and reap it,-what a noble life we are called to lead on this earth, and all the time the pilgrims of God, and preparing ourselves for His city! What a noble education did divine providence pass Terah's son through, and with what profit to his mind, and heart, and temper, and whole moral character
Augustus (2) - It was about this very time that Augustus is reported to have said that it was ‘better to be Herod’s Sow than his son’ (Macrob