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,32yetwhen it is sown, it grows up and becomeslarger than all the gardenplants and formslargebranches; so that 9THE BIRDS OF THE eAIRcanNESTUNDER ITS SHADE."33
With manysuchparables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;
and He did not speak to them 10without a parable; but He was 11explainingeverythingprivately to His owndisciples.
3512On that day, when eveningcame, He said to them, "Let us goover to the otherside."36fLeaving the crowd, they took Him along with them 13in the boat, just as He was; and otherboats were with Him.
And there arose a fiercegale of wind, and the waves were breakingover the boatso much that the boat was alreadyfilling up.
Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
And He got up and 14rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the winddieddown and git becameperfectlycalm.
And He said to them, "Why are you hafraid? 15Do you still havenofaith?"41
They became verymuchafraid and said to oneanother, "Whothen is this, that even the wind and the seaobey Him?"