Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
John 12:24 [NRSV]
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Alternate translations:

  • "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." [KJV]
  • "I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains." [GNT]
  • "I tell you, most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest." [Jerusalem Bible]
Added on 29-Jan-21 | Last updated 29-Jan-21
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