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Mark 4:1-38

NIV 1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge. NIV 1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge. NIV 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: NIV 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: NIV 3 "Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. NIV 3 "Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times." NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times." NIV 9 Then Jesus said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." NIV 9 Then Jesus said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." NIV 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. NIV 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. NIV 11 He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables NIV 11 He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables NIV 12 so that, " 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!' " NIV 12 so that, " 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!' " NIV 13 Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? NIV 13 Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? NIV 14 The farmer sows the word. NIV 14 The farmer sows the word. NIV 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. NIV 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. NIV 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. NIV 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. NIV 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. NIV 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. NIV 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; NIV 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; NIV 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. NIV 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. NIV 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop--thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown." NIV 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop--thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown." NIV 21 He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand? NIV 21 He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand? NIV 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. NIV 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." NIV 24 "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more. NIV 24 "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more. NIV 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." NIV 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." NIV 26 He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. NIV 26 He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. NIV 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. NIV 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." NIV 30 Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? NIV 30 Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? NIV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. NIV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. NIV 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade." NIV 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade." NIV 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. NIV 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. NIV 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. NIV 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. NIV 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." NIV 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." NIV 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. NIV 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. NIV 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. NIV 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. NIV 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" NIV 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"