41_MAR_04_01 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.
41_MAR_04_02 And he taught them Many things by parables, And said unto them in his doctrine,
41_MAR_04_03 hearken; behold, there went out A sower to sow:
41_MAR_04_04 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.
41_MAR_04_05 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; And immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
41_MAR_04_06 but when the sun was up, it was scorched; And because it had no root, it withered away.
41_MAR_04_07 And some fell among thorns, And the thorns grew up, And choked it, And it yielded no fruit.
41_MAR_04_08 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.
41_MAR_04_09 And he said unto them, he that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
41_MAR_04_10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
41_MAR_04_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:
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_13 And he said unto them, know ye not this parable? And how Then will ye know all parables?
41_MAR_04_14 the sower soweth the word.
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_16 And These are they Likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_18 And These are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_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?
41_MAR_04_22 for there Is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
41_MAR_04_23 if any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_26 And he said, So Is the kingdom of God, as if A man should cast seed into the ground;
41_MAR_04_27 And should Sleep, And rise night And day, And the seed should spring And grow up, he knoweth not how.
41_MAR_04_28 for the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, Then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
41_MAR_04_29 but when the fruit Is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest Is come.
41_MAR_04_30 And he said, whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
41_MAR_04_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:
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_33 And with Many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear [ it].
41_MAR_04_34 but without A parable spake he not unto them: And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
41_MAR_04_35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, let us pass over unto the other side.
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_37 And there arose A great storm of wind, And the waves beat into the ship, So that it was now full.
41_MAR_04_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?
41_MAR_04_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.
41_MAR_04_40 And he said unto them, why are ye So fearful? how Is it that ye have no faith?
41_MAR_04_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?