Mark 4
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1Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.1He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.
2And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:2And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
3“Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.3"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;
4And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.4as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
5Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.5"Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.
6And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.6"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
7Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.7"Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
8And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”8"Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
9And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”9And He was saying, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
10And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.10As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
11And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,11And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
12so that “‘they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.’”12so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN."
13And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?13And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
14The sower sows the word.14"The sower sows the word.
15And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them.15"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
16And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy.16"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
17And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.17and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
18And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word,18"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
19but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.19but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”20"And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
21And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?21And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
22For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.22"For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”23"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
24And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.24And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
25For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”25"For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him."
26And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.26And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
27He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.27and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows-- how, he himself does not know.
28The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.28"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
29But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”29"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
30And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?30And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,31"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”32yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.33With many such parables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;
34He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.34and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”35On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side."
36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.36Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.37And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.
38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”38Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.39And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”40And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”41They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
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