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 1THE BIRDS OF THE aAIRcanNESTUNDER 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 2without a parable ; but He was 3explainingeverythingprivately to His owndisciples.
354On that day, when eveningcame, He said to them, "Let us goover to the otherside."36bLeaving the crowd, they took Him along with them 5in 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 6rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the winddieddown and cit becameperfectlycalm.
And He said to them, "Why are you dafraid ? 7Do you still havenofaith ?"41
They became verymuchafraid and said to oneanother, "Whothen is this, that even the wind and the seaobey Him?"