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Mark 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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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 there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he, having gone into the boat, sat in the sea, and all the multitude was near the sea, on the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:3 - 'Hearken, lo, the sower went forth to sow;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:4 - and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the fowls of the heaven did come and devour it;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:5 - and other fell upon the rocky ground, where it had not much earth, and immediately it sprang forth, because of not having depth of earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:6 - and the sun having risen, it was scorched, and because of not having root it did wither;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - and other fell toward the thorns, and the thorns did come up, and choke it, and fruit it gave not;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:8 - and other fell to the good ground, and was giving fruit, coming up and increasing, and it bare, one thirty-fold, and one sixty, and one an hundred.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:9 - And he said to them, 'He who is having 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, did ask him of the simile,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - and he said to them, 'To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest they may turn, and the sins may be forgiven them.'


(Mat 13:18–23; Luk 8:11–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And he saith to them, 'Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:14 - He who is sowing doth sow the word;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:15 - and these are they by the way where the word is sown: and whenever they may hear, immediately cometh the Adversary, and he taketh away the word that hath been sown in their hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:16 - 'And these are they, in like manner, who on the rocky ground are sown: who, whenever they may hear the word, immediately with joy do receive it,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - and have not root in themselves, but are temporary; afterward tribulation or persecution having come because of the word, immediately they are stumbled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - 'And these are they who toward the thorns are sown: these are they who are hearing the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:19 - and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, and the desires concerning the other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:20 - 'And these are they who on the good ground have been sown: who do hear the word, and receive, and do bear fruit, one thirty-fold, and one sixty, and one an hundred.'
(Luk 8:16–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:21 - And he said to them, 'Doth the lamp come that under the measure it may be put, or under the couch -- not that it may be put on the lamp-stand?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:22 - for there is not anything hid that may not be manifested, nor was anything kept hid but that it may come to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:23 - If any hath ears to hear -- let him hear.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:24 - And he said to them, 'Take heed what ye hear; in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you; and to you who hear it shall be added;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:25 - for whoever may have, there shall be given to him, and whoever hath not, also that which he hath shall be taken from him.'

Parable of the Seed

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:26 - And he said, 'Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:27 - and may sleep, and may rise night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he hath not known how;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:28 - for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:29 - and whenever the fruit may yield itself, immediately he doth send forth the sickle, because the harvest hath come.'

Parable of the Mustard Seed

(Mat 13:31, 32; Luk 13:18, 19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - And he said, 'To what may we liken the reign of God, or in what simile may we compare it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - As a grain of mustard, which, whenever it may be sown on the earth, is less than any of the seeds that are on the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - and whenever it may be sown, it cometh up, and doth become greater than any of the herbs, and doth make great branches, so that under its shade the fowls of the heaven are able to rest.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such similes he was speaking to them the word, as they were able to hear,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.

Jesus Stills the Sea

(Mat 8:23–27; Luk 8:22–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:35 - And he saith to them on that day, evening having come, 'We may pass over to the other side;'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:36 - and having let away the multitude, they take him up as he was in the boat, and other little boats also were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And there cometh a great storm of wind, and the waves were beating on the boat, so that it is now being filled,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:38 - and he himself was upon the stern, upon the pillow sleeping, and they wake him up, and say to him, 'Teacher, art thou not caring that we perish?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And having waked up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be stilled;' and the wind did lull, and there was a great calm:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:40 - and he said to them, 'Why are ye so fearful? how have ye not faith?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - and they feared a great fear, and said one to another, 'Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version 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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