Mark 4:22

22 1For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.

Mark 4:22 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:22

For there is nothing hid
In these parables, and figurative expressions used by Christ,

which shall not be manifested,
sooner or later, to his disciples:

neither was any thing kept secret;
any doctrine of the Gospel, or mystery of the kingdom:

but that it should come abroad;
it was designed to be published in all Judea, and afterwards, throughout the whole world, for the benefit of God's chosen ones, to their conversion, comfort, and edification: wherefore it becomes the ministers of the Gospel to keep back nothing that may be profitable to the churches, nor shun to declare the whole counsel of God; but faithfully dispense the mysteries of grace, and commend the truth to every man's conscience, without any fear of men, or dreading the effects and consequences of things: since nothing is declared in the word, or made known, but with a design to be published to others, to answer some divine end and purpose; (See Gill on Matthew 10:26).

Mark 4:22 In-Context

20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
21 And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?
22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
24 And he said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 10:26; Luke 12:2; [1 Timothy 5:25]