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Lexicon :: Strong's G4687 - speirō

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σπείρω
Transliteration
speirō (Key)
Pronunciation
spi'-ro
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably strengthened from σπάω (G4685) (through the idea of extending)
mGNT
53x in 22 unique form(s)
TR
53x in 20 unique form(s)
LXX
55x in 25 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

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.
STRONGS NT 4687: σπείρω
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.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

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

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:26 - “Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow G4687, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:3 - And He told them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower G4687 went out to sow G4687;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:4 - and as he sowed G4687, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:18 - “Listen then to the parable of the sower G4687.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:19 - “When anyone hears the [fn]word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown G4687 in his heart. This is the one sown G4687 with seed beside the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:20 - “The one sown G4687 with seed on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:22 - “And the one sown G4687 with seed among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of the [fn]world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it [fn]becomes unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:23 - “But the one sown G4687 with seed on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times as much.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven [fn]is like a man who sowed G4687 good seed in his field.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:25 - “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed [fn]weeds among the wheat, and left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:27 - “And the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow G4687 good seed in your field? [fn]How then does it have weeds?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 - He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a person took and sowed G4687 in his field;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:37 - And He said, “The one who sows G4687 the good seed is the Son of Man,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:39 - and the enemy who sowed G4687 them is the devil, and the harvest is the [fn]end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:24 - “Now the one who had received the one talent also came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow G4687, and gathering where you did not scatter seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:26 - “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You [fn]worthless, lazy slave! Did you know that I reap where I did not sow G4687, and gather where I did not scatter seed?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - “Listen to this! Behold, the sower G4687 went out to sow G4687;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - as he was sowing G4687, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - “The sower G4687 sows G4687 the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - “These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown G4687; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown G4687 in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - “And in a similar way these are the ones sown G4687 with seed on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - “And others are the ones sown G4687 with seed among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - “And those are the ones sown G4687 with seed on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundred times as much.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown G4687 upon the soil, though it is the smallest of all the seeds that are upon the soil,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - yet when it is sown G4687, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants, and forms large branches, with the result that THE BIRDS OF THE SKY can NEST UNDER its shade.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:5 - “The sower G4687 went out to sow G4687 his seed; and as he sowed G4687, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the sky ate it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:24 - “Consider the ravens, that they neither sow G4687 nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow G4687.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:22 - “He *said to him, ‘[fn]From your own lips I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am a demanding man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow G4687?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - “Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that the one who sows G4687 and the one who reaps may rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - “For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows G4687 and another reaps.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:11 - If we sowed G4687 spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:36 - You fool! That which you sow G4687 does not come to life unless it dies;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:37 - and that which you sow G4687, you do not sow G4687 the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of [fn]something else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:42 - So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown G4687 [fn]a perishable body, it is raised [fn]an imperishable body;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:43 - it is sown G4687 in dishonor, 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:6 - Now I say this: the one who sows G4687 sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows G4687 [fn]generously will also reap [fn]generously.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:10 - Now He who supplies seed to the sower G4687 and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:7 - Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows G4687, this he will also reap.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:8 - For the one who sows G4687 to his own flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, but the one who sows G4687 to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:18 - And the fruit of righteousness is sown G4687 in peace [fn]by those who make peace.

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