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Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:1 - Again 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - "Listen! A sower went out to sow.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:5 - Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:6 - and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:8 - And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:9 - And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand; lest they should turn again, and be forgiven."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - The sower sows the word.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - and 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:19 - but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:21 - And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not on a stand?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:22 - For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:23 - If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:24 - And he said to them, "Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:25 - For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:26 - And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:27 - and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:28 - The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:29 - But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - he did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:35 - On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:36 - And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:38 - But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:40 - He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"

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