Mark 4:2

2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:

Mark 4:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
ESV
2 And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
NLT
2 He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:
MSG
2 He taught by using stories, many stories.
CSB
2 He taught 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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Mark 4:2 In-Context

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.
2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:
3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 11; Mark 3:23