And He was saying to them, "1A lamp is not brought to be putunder a abasket, is it, orunder a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?22"2For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed;nor has anything beensecret, but that it would come to light.23"3Ifanyonehasears to hear, let him hear."24
And He was saying to them, "Takecarewhat you listen to. b4By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.25"5For whoeverhas, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, evenwhat he has shall be takenaway from him."
And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who castsseed upon the soil;27and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seedsprouts and grows-how, he himself does not know.28"The soilproducescrops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the maturegrain in the head.29"But when the croppermits, he immediatelyc6puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
307And He said, "How shall we d8picture the kingdom of God, or by whatparable shall we present it?31"It is like a mustardseed, which, whensown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,