Mark 4:22

22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.

Mark 4:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
ESV
22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.
NLT
22 For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.
MSG
22 We're not keeping secrets, we're telling them; we're not hiding things, we're bringing them out into the open.
CSB
22 For nothing is concealed except to be revealed, and nothing hidden 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 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
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?
22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”
24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jeremiah 16:17; Matthew 10:26; Luke 8:17; Luke 12:2