"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that 1THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
With many such parables 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 3explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
4On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side."
Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them 5in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling 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 wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? 7Do you still have no faith?"
They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"