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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. NIV 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. CEB 2 He said many things to them in parables. While teaching them, he said, NIV 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: CEB 3 "Listen to this! A farmer went out to scatter seed. NIV 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. CEB 4 As he was scattering seed, some fell on the path; and the birds came and ate it. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along 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. NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. CEB 6 When the sun came up, it scorched the plants; and they dried up because they had no roots. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. CEB 7 Other seed fell among thorny plants. The thorny plants grew and choked the seeds, and they produced nothing. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear 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." NIV 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.” CEB 9 He said, "Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!" NIV 9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” CEB 10 When they were alone, the people around Jesus, along with the Twelve, asked him about the parables. NIV 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him 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. NIV 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 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. NIV 12 so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’” CEB 13 "Don't you understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? NIV 13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? CEB 14 The farmer scatters the word. NIV 14 The farmer 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. NIV 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was 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. NIV 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once 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. NIV 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. CEB 18 Others are like the seed scattered among the thorny plants. These are the ones who have heard the word; NIV 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, 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. NIV 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 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." NIV 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.” 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? NIV 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? CEB 22 Everything hidden will be revealed, and everything secret will come out into the open. NIV 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. CEB 23 Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!" NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” 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. NIV 24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 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." NIV 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” CEB 26 Then Jesus said, "This is what God's kingdom is like. It's as though someone scatters seed on the ground, NIV 26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters 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. NIV 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though 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. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. CEB 29 Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it's harvesttime." NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, 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? NIV 30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? CEB 31 Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it's the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; NIV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all 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." NIV 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” CEB 33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. NIV 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. CEB 34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them. NIV 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. CEB 35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, "Let's cross over to the other side of the lake." NIV 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” CEB 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. NIV 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. CEB 37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. NIV 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly 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?" NIV 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 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. NIV 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. CEB 40 Jesus asked them, "Why are you frightened? Don't you have faith yet?" NIV 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” CEB 41 Overcome with awe, they said to each other, "Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!" NIV 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

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