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Mark 4 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Parable of the Sower and Soils

(Mat 13:1–9; Luk 8:4–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:1 - And again he began to teach by the sea. And a great crowd was gathered together to him, so that going on board ship he sat in the sea, and all the crowd were close to the sea on the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to them in his doctrine,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - And it came to pass as he sowed, one fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:5 - And another fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth, and immediately it sprung up out of the ground because it had no depth of earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:6 - and when the sun arose it was burnt up, and because of its not having any root, it withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - And another fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:8 - And another fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and bore, one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:9 - And he said, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
(Mat 13:10–17; Luk 8:9, 10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - And when he was alone, those about him with the twelve asked him as to the parables.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And he said to them, To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things are done in parables,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - that beholding they may behold and not see, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest it may be, they should be converted and they should be forgiven.


(Mat 13:18–23; Luk 8:11–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And he says to them, Do ye not know this parable? and how will ye be acquainted with all the parables?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - The sower sows the word:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - and these are they by the wayside where the word is sown, and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - And these are they in like manner who are sown upon the rocky places, who when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - and they have no root in themselves, but are for a time: then, tribulation arising, or persecution on account of the word, immediately they are offended.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - And others are they who are sown among the thorns: these are they who have heard the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:19 - and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - And these are they who have been sown on the good ground, such as hear the word and receive it, and bear fruit; one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred fold.
(Luk 8:16–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:21 - And he said to them, Does the lamp come that it should be put under the bushel or under the couch? Is it not that it should be set upon the lamp-stand?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:22 - For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest; nor does any secret thing take place, but that it should come to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:23 - If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:24 - And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear; with what measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you; and there shall be more added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:25 - For whosoever has, to him shall be given; and he who has not, even what he has shall be taken from him.

Parable of the Seed

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:26 - And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:27 - and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:28 - The earth bears fruit of itself, first the blade, then an ear, then full corn in the ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:29 - But when the fruit is produced, immediately he sends the sickle, for 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, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or with what comparison should we compare it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - As to a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, is less than all seeds which are upon the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.

Jesus Stills the Sea

(Mat 8:23–27; Luk 8:22–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:35 - And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them, Let us go over to the other side:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:36 - and having sent away the crowd, they take him with them, as he was, in the ship. But other ships also were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And there comes a violent gust of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it already filled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:38 - And *he* was in the stern sleeping on the cushion. And they awake him up and say to him, Teacher, dost thou not care that we are perishing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And awaking up he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Silence; be mute. And the wind fell, and there was a great calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:40 - And he said to them, Why are ye thus fearful? how is it ye have not faith?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they feared with great fear, and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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