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Mark 4

CEB 1 Jesus began to teach beside the lake again. Such a large crowd gathered that he climbed into a boat there on the lake. He sat in the boat while the whole crowd was nearby on the shore. NRS 1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. CEB 2 He said many things to them in parables. While teaching them, he said, NRS 2 He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: CEB 3 "Listen to this! A farmer went out to scatter seed. NRS 3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow. CEB 4 As he was scattering seed, some fell on the path; and the birds came and ate it. NRS 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. CEB 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where the soil was shallow. They sprouted immediately because the soil wasn't deep. NRS 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil. CEB 6 When the sun came up, it scorched the plants; and they dried up because they had no roots. NRS 6 And when the sun rose, it was scorched; and since it had no root, it withered away. CEB 7 Other seed fell among thorny plants. The thorny plants grew and choked the seeds, and they produced nothing. NRS 7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. CEB 8 Other seed fell into good soil and bore fruit. Upon growing and increasing, the seed produced in one case a yield of thirty to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of one hundred to one." NRS 8 Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold." CEB 9 He said, "Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!" NRS 9 And he said, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!" CEB 10 When they were alone, the people around Jesus, along with the Twelve, asked him about the parables. NRS 10 When he was alone, those who were around him along with the twelve asked him about the parables. CEB 11 He said to them, “The secret of God's kingdom has been given to you, but to those who are outside everything comes in parables. NRS 11 And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside, everything comes in parables; CEB 12 This is so that they can look and see but have no insight, and they can hear but not understand. Otherwise, they might turn their lives around and be forgiven. NRS 12 in order that "they may indeed look, but not perceive, and may indeed listen, but not understand; so that they may not turn again and be forgiven.' " CEB 13 "Don't you understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? NRS 13 And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? CEB 14 The farmer scatters the word. NRS 14 The sower sows the word. CEB 15 This is the meaning of the seed that fell on the path: When the word is scattered and people hear it, right away Satan comes and steals the word that was planted in them. NRS 15 These are the ones on the path where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. CEB 16 Here's the meaning of the seed that fell on rocky ground: When people hear the word, they immediately receive it joyfully. NRS 16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, they immediately receive it with joy. CEB 17 Because they have no roots, they last for only a little while. When they experience distress or abuse because of the word, they immediately fall away. NRS 17 But they have no root, and endure only for a while; then, when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. CEB 18 Others are like the seed scattered among the thorny plants. These are the ones who have heard the word; NRS 18 And others are those sown among the thorns: these are the ones who hear the word, CEB 19 but the worries of this life, the false appeal of wealth, and the desire for more things break in and choke the word, and it bears no fruit. NRS 19 but the cares of the world, and the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it yields nothing. CEB 20 The seed scattered on good soil are those who hear the word and embrace it. They bear fruit, in one case a yield of thirty to one, in another case sixty to one, and in another case one hundred to one." NRS 20 And these are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold." CEB 21 Jesus said to them, "Does anyone bring in a lamp in order to put it under a basket or a bed? Shouldn't it be placed on a lampstand? NRS 21 He said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? CEB 22 Everything hidden will be revealed, and everything secret will come out into the open. NRS 22 For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. CEB 23 Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!" NRS 23 Let anyone with ears to hear listen!" CEB 24 He said to them, "Listen carefully! God will evaluate you with the same standard you use to evaluate others. Indeed, you will receive even more. NRS 24 And he said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. CEB 25 Those who have will receive more, but as for those who don't have, even what they don't have will be taken away from them." NRS 25 For to those who have, more will be given; and from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away." CEB 26 Then Jesus said, "This is what God's kingdom is like. It's as though someone scatters seed on the ground, NRS 26 He also said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, CEB 27 then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn't know how. NRS 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. CEB 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain. NRS 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. CEB 29 Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it's harvesttime." NRS 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come." CEB 30 He continued, "What's a good image for God's kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? NRS 30 He also said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? CEB 31 Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it's the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; NRS 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; CEB 32 but when it's planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade." NRS 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." CEB 33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. NRS 33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; CEB 34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them. NRS 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples. CEB 35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, "Let's cross over to the other side of the lake." NRS 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." CEB 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. NRS 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. CEB 37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. NRS 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. CEB 38 But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, "Teacher, don't you care that we're drowning?" NRS 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" CEB 39 He got up and gave orders to the wind, and he said to the lake, "Silence! Be still!" The wind settled down and there was a great calm. NRS 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. CEB 40 Jesus asked them, "Why are you frightened? Don't you have faith yet?" NRS 40 He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" CEB 41 Overcome with awe, they said to each other, "Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!" NRS 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

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