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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Sow (Verb), Sower

Dictionaries :: Sow (Verb), Sower

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4687 Greek: speiro

Sow (Verb), Sower:

"to sow seed," is used

(1) literally, especially in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, 1Cr 15:36, 37; 2Cr 9:10, "the sower;"

(2) metaphorically,

(a) in proverbial sayings, e.g., Mat 13:3, 4; Luk 19:21, 22; Jhn 4:37; 2Cr 9:6

(b) in the interpretation of parables, e.g., Mat 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, 1Cr 9:11; of the interment of the bodies of deceased believers, 1Cr 15:42-44; of ministering to the necessities of others in things temporal (the harvest being proportionate to the "sowing"), 2Cr 9:6, 10 (see above); of "sowing" to the flesh, Gal 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, Jam 3:18.

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