But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD...
Psalm 80:9-11 You prepared room before it, and did cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land...
Ezekiel 31:3-10 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature...
Daniel 4:10-14,20-22 Thus were the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the middle of the earth, and the height thereof was great...
Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight...
Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place...
Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said...
ContextThe Parable of the Mustard Seed
30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 31It 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: 32But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. 33And with many such parables spoke he the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
yet when it is sown, groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow thereof.
And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air may dwell under the shadow thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
and when it has been sown, mounts up and becomes greater than all herbs, and produces great branches, so that the birds of heaven can roost under its shadow.
King James Bible
But when it is sown, 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and whenever it may be sown, it cometh up, and doth become greater than any of the herbs, and doth make great branches, so that under its shade the fowls of the heaven are able to rest.'