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Mark 4:2

2 And 1he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:

Mark 4:2 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:2

And he taught them many things by parables
As he sat in the ship, and they stood on shore;

and said unto them in his doctrine;
as he was teaching them, and delivering unto them the doctrine he had received from his Father: though the Jews say F3, that

``the Israelites will have no need (xyvm Klm lv wdwmltl) , "of the doctrine of the king Messiah, in the time to come"; because it is said, "unto him shall the Gentiles seek", and not the Israelites.''

But it appears from hence, and many other places, that the Israelites both stood in need of his doctrine, and sought after it; and very excellent it was; the doctrine of God, and of the grace of God; and was spoken with authority, and in such a manner as never man spake, and which he delivered to his apostles; and which, if ministers bring not with them, should not be bid God speed.


F3 Bereshit Rabba, sect 98. fol. 85. 3.

Mark 4:2 In-Context

1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.
2 And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.

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