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Lexicon :: Strong's G4687 - speirō

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speirō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably strengthened from σπάω (G4685) (through the idea of extending)
53x in 22 unique form(s)
53x in 20 unique form(s)
55x in 25 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:536,1065

Strong’s Definitions

σπείρω speírō, spi'-ro; probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, i.e. sow (literally or figuratively):—sow(- er), receive seed.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's G4687 in the following manner: sow (43x), sower (6x), receive seed (4x), variations of 'sow' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's G4687 in the following manner: sow (43x), sower (6x), receive seed (4x), variations of 'sow' (1x).
  1. to sow, scatter, seed

  2. metaph. of proverbial sayings

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σπείρω speírō, spi'-ro; probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, i.e. sow (literally or figuratively):—sow(- er), receive seed.
σπείρω; (imperfect 2 person singular ἐσπειρες, Matthew 13:27 Tr); 1 aorist ἔσπειρα; passive, present σπείρομαι; perfect passive participle ἐσπαρμενος; 2 aorist ἐσπάρην; (derived from the quick, jerky, motion of the hand; cf. our spurn (of the foot); Curtius, § 389); from Hesiod down; the Sept. for זָרַע; to sow, scatter seed;
a. properly: absolutely, Matthew 6:26; Matthew 13:3f, 18; Mark 4:3f, 14; Luke 8:5; Luke 12:24; (John 5:36f (see in b.)); 2 Corinthians 9:10; with an accusative of the thing, as σπέρμα ζιζάνια, κόκκον (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 5): Matthew 13:24f (but in 25 L T Tr WH have ἐπέσπειρεν), 27,37,39; Mark 4:32: Luke 8:5; 1 Corinthians 15:36f; with specifications of place: εἰς τάς ἀκάνθας, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:18; ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ, Matthew 13:24 (31); ἐπί τῆς γῆς. Mark 4:31; ἐπί with an accusative of place, Matthew 13:20, 23; Mark 4:16, 20; παρά τήν ὁδόν, Matthew 13:19.
b. in proverbial sayings: absolutely, Matthew 25:24, 26; Luke 19:21; John 4:37; 2 Corinthians 9:6; τί, Galatians 6:7 (on these sayings see θερίζω, b.). in comparisons: σπρίειν εἰς τήν σάρκα, εἰς τό πνεῦμα (σάρξ and πνεῦμα are likened to fields to be sown), to do those things which satisfy the nature and promptings of the σάρξ or of the πνεῦμα, Galatians 6:8; τόν λόγον, to scatter the seeds of instruction, i. e. to impart instruction, Mark 4:14f; λόγος, ἐσπαρμενος ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, the ideas and precepts that have been implanted like seed in their hearts, i. e. received in their hearts, Mark 14:15 (here Tr text WH εἰς αὐτούς into their hearts T L marginal reading ἐν αὐτοῖς); οὗτος ἐστιν παρά τήν ὁδόν σπαρείς, this one experiences the fate of the seed sown by the wayside, Matthew 13:19; add, 20-23; Mark 4:16, 18, 20. τό σῶμα, the body, which after death is committed like seed to the earth, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; καρπόν δικαιοσύνης, i. e. that seed which produces καρπόν δικαιοσύνης (see καρπός, 2 b.), James 3:18; σπείρειν τίνι τί, to give, manifest, something to one, from whom we may subsequently receive something else akin to a harvest (θερίζομεν), 1 Corinthians 9:11. (Compare: διασπείρω, ἐπισπείρω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:26; 13:3; 13:18; 13:19; 13:19; 13:20; 13:20-23; 13:22; 13:23; 13:24; 13:24; 13:27; 25:24; 25:26
4:3; 4:14; 4:14; 4:16; 4:16; 4:18; 4:18; 4:20; 4:20; 4:31; 4:32; 14:15
8:5; 8:5; 12:24; 19:21
4:37; 5:36
1 Corinthians
9:11; 15:36; 15:42; 15:43; 15:44
2 Corinthians
9:6; 9:10
6:7; 6:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4687 matches the Greek σπείρω (speirō),
which occurs 53 times in 42 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow G4687 not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:3 - And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower G4687 went forth to sow; G4687
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:4 - And when he sowed, G4687 some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:18 - Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. G4687
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:19 - When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown G4687 in his heart. This is he which received seed G4687 by the way side.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:20 - But he that received the seed G4687 into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:22 - He also that received seed G4687 among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:23 - But he that received seed G4687 into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed G4687 G4687 good seed in his field:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:25 - But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed G4687 tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:27 - So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst G4687  not thou sow G4687 good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 - Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed G4687 in his field:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:37 - He answered and said unto them, He that soweth G4687 the good seed is the Son of man;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:39 - The enemy that sowed G4687 them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:24 - Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast G4687  not sown, G4687 and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:26 - His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed G4687 not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower G4687 to sow: G4687
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - And it came to pass, as he sowed, G4687 some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - The sower G4687 soweth G4687 the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; G4687 but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown G4687 in their hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - And these are they likewise which are sown G4687 on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - And these are they which are sown G4687 among thorns; such as hear the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - And these are they which are sown G4687 on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown G4687 in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - But when it is sown, G4687 it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:5 - A sower G4687 went out to sow G4687 his seed: and as he sowed, G4687 some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:24 - Consider the ravens: for they neither sow G4687 nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst G4687  not sow. G4687
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:22 - And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did G4687  not sow: G4687
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth G4687 and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - And herein is that saying true, One soweth, G4687 and another reapeth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:11 - If we have sown G4687 unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:36 - Thou fool, that which thou sowest G4687 is not quickened, except it die:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:37 - And that which thou sowest, G4687 thou sowest G4687 not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:42 - So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown G4687 in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:43 - It is sown G4687 in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown G4687 in weakness; it is raised in power:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:44 - It is sown G4687 a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:6 - But this I say, He which soweth G4687 sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth G4687 bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:10 - Now he that ministereth seed to the sower G4687 both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:7 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, G4687 that shall he also reap.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:8 - For he that soweth G4687 to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth G4687 to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:18 - And the fruit of righteousness is sown G4687 in peace of them that make peace.
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