Mark 4:2
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New International Version
He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:

King James Bible
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

Darby Bible Translation
And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to them in his doctrine,

World English Bible
He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,

Young's Literal Translation
and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He taught them many things by parables - See every part of this parable of the sower explained on Matthew 13:1 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

by parables.

Mark 4:11,34 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without...

Mark 3:23 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp.

Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Matthew 13:3,10,34,35 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow...

in his.

Mark 12:38 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing...

Matthew 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

John 7:16,17 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me...

John 18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

Library
October 1 Evening
Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.--EPH. 4:15. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.--Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Four Soils for one Seed
'And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable. 11. And He said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12. That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 13. And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Avoiding Heresies and Superstitions, and what is the Only True Catholic Church.
But since many heresies have existed, and the people of God have been rent into divisions at the instigation of demons, the truth must be briefly marked out by us, and placed in its own peculiar dwelling-place, that if any one shall desire to draw the water of life, he may not be borne to broken cisterns [898] which hold no water, but may know the abundant fountain of God, watered by which he may enjoy perpetual light. Before all things, it is befitting that we should know both that He Himself and
Lactantius—The divine institutes

On Earthly Things
The earth is man himself; in the gospel: another has fallen into the good earth. The same in a bad part about the sinner: you devour the earth all the days of your life. [Mark 4:18; Genesis 3:14] The dry lands are the flesh of a fruitless man; in Ecclesiastes, to work in a dry land with evil and sorrow. [Ecclesiastes 37:3] The dust is a sinner or the vanity of the flesh; in the psalm: like the dust, which the wind blows about. [Ps. 1:4 Vulgate] The mud is the gluttony of sinners; in the psalm: tear
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

Cross References
Matthew 13:3
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Mark 3:23
So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?

Mark 4:3
"Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Mark 4:11
He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables

Mark 10:1
Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.

Mark 12:1
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.

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