Parallel Bible results for Mark 4:23-33

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Mark 4:23-33

ASV 23 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." ASV 24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given unto you. NIV 24 "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more. ASV 25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. NIV 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." ASV 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth; NIV 26 He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. ASV 27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how. NIV 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. ASV 28 The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. ASV 29 But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come. NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." ASV 30 And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable shall we set it forth? NIV 30 Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? ASV 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, though it be less than all the seeds that are upon the earth, NIV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. ASV 32 yet when it is sown, groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow thereof. 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." ASV 33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it; NIV 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.