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Today's Bible Reading :: Mark 4 - 5 (KJV)

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Mark 4

Parable of the Sower and Soils

(Mat 13:1–9; Luk 8:4–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:1 - And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:5 - And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:6 - But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:8 - And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:9 - And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(Mat 13:10–17; Luk 8:9, 10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - 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.

Explanation

(Mat 13:18–23; Luk 8:11–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - The sower soweth the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:19 - And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
(Luk 8:16–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:21 - And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:22 - For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:23 - If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:24 - And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:25 - For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

Parable of the Seed

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:26 - And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:27 - And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:28 - For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:29 - But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Parable of the Mustard Seed

(Mat 13:31, 32; Luk 13:18, 19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - It 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Jesus Stills the Sea

(Mat 8:23–27; Luk 8:22–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:35 - And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:36 - And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:38 - And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:40 - And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark 5

The Gerasene Demoniac

(Mat 8:28–9:1; Luk 8:26–39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:1 - And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:2 - And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:3 - Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:4 - Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:5 - And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:6 - But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:7 - And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:8 - For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:9 - And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:10 - And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:11 - Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:12 - And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:13 - And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:14 - And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:15 - And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:16 - And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:17 - And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:18 - And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:19 - Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:20 - And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

Miracles and Healing

(Mat 9:18–26; Luk 8:40–56 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:21 - And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:22 - And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:23 - And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:24 - And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:25 - And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:26 - And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:27 - When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:28 - For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:29 - And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:31 - And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:32 - And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:33 - But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:34 - And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:35 - While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:36 - As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:37 - And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:38 - And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:39 - And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:40 - And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:42 - And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:43 - And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
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