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Mark 4

NIRV 1 Again Jesus began to teach by the Sea of Galilee. The crowd that gathered around him was very large. So he got into a boat. He sat down in it out on the lake. All the people were along the shore at the water's edge. 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. NIRV 2 He taught them many things by using stories. In his teaching he said, NIV 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: NIRV 3 "Listen! A farmer went out to plant his seed. NIV 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. NIRV 4 He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. NIRV 5 Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, 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. NIRV 6 When the sun came up, it burned the plants. 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. NIRV 7 Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants. So the plants did not bear grain. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. NIRV 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." 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.” NIRV 9 Then Jesus said, "Those who have ears should listen." NIV 9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” NIRV 10 Later Jesus was alone. The Twelve asked him about the stories. So did the others around him. NIV 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. NIRV 11 He told them, "The secret of God's kingdom has been given to you. But to outsiders everything is told by using stories. 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 NIRV 12 In that way, " 'They will see but never know what they are seeing. They will hear but never understand. Otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!' " (Isaiah 6:9,10) 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!’” NIRV 13 Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this story? Then how will you understand any stories of this kind? NIV 13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? NIRV 14 The seed the farmer plants is God's message. NIV 14 The farmer sows the word. NIRV 15 What is seed scattered on a path like? The message is planted. The people hear the message. Then Satan comes. He takes away the message 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. NIRV 16 And what is seed scattered on rocky places like? The people hear the message. At once they receive it with joy. NIV 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. NIRV 17 But they have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message. 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. NIRV 18 And what is seed scattered among thorns like? The people hear the message. NIV 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; NIRV 19 But then the worries of this life come to them. Wealth comes with its false promises. The people also long for other things. All of those are the kinds of things that crowd out the message. They keep it from producing 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. NIRV 20 And what is seed scattered on good soil like? The people hear the message. They accept it. They produce a good crop 30, 60, or even 100 times more than the farmer planted." 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.” NIRV 21 Jesus said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a large bowl or a bed? Don't you put it on its stand? 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? NIRV 22 What is hidden is meant to be seen. And what is put out of sight is meant to be brought 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. NIRV 23 Everyone who has ears should listen." NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” NIRV 24 "Think carefully about what you hear," he said. "As you give, so you will receive. In fact, 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. NIRV 25 If you have something, you will be given more. If you have nothing, even what you have will be taken away from you." NIV 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” NIRV 26 Jesus also said, "Here is what God's kingdom is like. A farmer 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. NIRV 27 Night and day the seed comes up and grows. It happens whether the farmer sleeps or gets up. He doesn't know how it happens. NIV 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. NIRV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain. First the stalk comes up. Then the head appears. Finally, the full grain appears in the head. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. NIRV 29 Before long the grain ripens. So the farmer cuts it down, because the harvest is ready." NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” NIRV 30 Again Jesus said, "What can we say God's kingdom is like? What story can we 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? NIRV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed planted in the ground. NIV 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. NIRV 32 But when you plant the seed, it grows. It becomes the largest of all garden plants. Its branches are so big that birds can rest 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.” NIRV 33 Using many stories like those, Jesus spoke the word to them. He told them as much as they could understand. NIV 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. NIRV 34 He did not say anything to them without using a story. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything. 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. NIRV 35 When evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go 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.” NIRV 36 They left the crowd behind. And they took him along in a boat, just as he was. There were also other boats with him. NIV 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. NIRV 37 A wild storm came up. Waves crashed over the boat. It was about to sink. NIV 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. NIRV 38 Jesus was in the back, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him up. They said, "Teacher! Don't you care if we drown?" 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?” NIRV 39 He got up and ordered the wind to stop. He said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down. And it was completely 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. NIRV 40 He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Don't you have any faith at all yet?" NIV 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” NIRV 41 They were terrified. They asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves 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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