Mark Chapter 4

Mark 4:1 So He began again to teach by the seaside: and there were gathered to Him a great multitude, so that He entered the boat, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

Mark 4:2 Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching,

Mark 4:3 listen; behold, there went out a sower to plant:

Mark 4:4 and it came to pass, as he planted, some fell by the wayside, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up.

Mark 4:5 Some fell on stony ground, where it had little soil; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil:

Mark 4:6 but when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Mark 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

Mark 4:8 But other fell on good ground and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred.

Mark 4:9 And He said to them, he that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 4:10 And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable.

Mark 4:11 And He said to them, to you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are outside, all these things are done in parables:

Mark 4:12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; unless at any time they should turn, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Mark 4:13 And He said to them, do you not see the meaning of this parable? How then will you comprehend all the parables?

Mark 4:14 The sower plants the word.

Mark 4:15 And these are they by the roadside, where the word is planted; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was planted in their hearts.

Mark 4:16 These are they likewise which are planted on stony soil, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Mark 4:17 but have no root in themselves, and are only for a season: afterward, when tribulation or persecution begins because of the word, they are caused to stumble.

Mark 4:18 And these are they on which are planted among thorns, such as hear the word,

Mark 4:19 but the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in, choking the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:20 Then these are they on which are planted on good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.

Mark 4:21 And He said to them, is a candle brought to be put under a bowl, or under a bed? And is it not to be set on a lampstand?

Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hidden, which will not be manifested; neither was anything kept secret, but that it should come into the open.

Mark 4:23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 4:24 And He said to them, take heed what you hear: with what measure you measure out, it will be measured back to you: and to you that hear will more be given.

Mark 4:25 For he that has, to him will be given: and he that has not, from him will be taken even that which he has.

Mark 4:26 And He said, so is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Mark 4:27 and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.

Mark 4:28 For the land brings forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the mature corn in the ear.

Mark 4:29 But when the fruit is brought out, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.

Mark 4:30 And He said, what will we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison will we compare it?

Mark 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the soil, is less than all the seeds that be in the soil:

Mark 4:32 But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all garden plants, and shoots out great branches; so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.

Mark 4:33 With many such parables He spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.

Mark 4:34 But He did not speak to them without a parable: and when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.

Mark 4:35 On the same day, when the evening had come, He said to them let us cross over to the other side.

Mark 4:36 When they had sent away the multitude, they took Him just as He was in the boat. And there were also with Him other little boats.

Mark 4:37 Then there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was now full.

Mark 4:38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow: and they woke Him, and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?

Mark 4:39 Then He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, peace, be still. So, the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:40 But He said to them, why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?

Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, what manner of Man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?