Mark 4:9

9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

Mark 4:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And he said unto them,He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
ESV
9 And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
NLT
9 Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
MSG
9 "Are you listening to this? Really listening?"
CSB
9 Then He said, "Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!"

Mark 4:9 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:9

And he said unto them
To the multitude of hearers that were on the sea shore attending to the word preached, and among whom, doubtless, there were all those sorts of hearers mentioned in this parable:

he that hath ears to hear, let him hear:
observe, and take notice of what has been said, as being of the greatest moment and importance: for a larger explanation and illustration of this parable, see the notes on ( Matthew 13:3-9 ) .

Mark 4:9 In-Context

7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.
11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 23; S Matthew 11:15