Mark 4:9

9 Then Jesus said, "Those who have ears 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. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants. So the plants did not bear grain.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It grew up and produced a crop 30, 60, or even 100 times more than the farmer planted."
9 Then Jesus said, "Those who have ears should listen."
10 Later Jesus was alone. The Twelve asked him about the stories. So did the others around him.
11 He told them, "The secret of God's kingdom has been given to you. But to outsiders everything is told by using stories.