Parallel Bible results for Mark 4:20-30

New Living Translation

New International Version

Mark 4:20-30

NLT 20 And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been 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.” NLT 21 Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine. 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? NLT 22 For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. NIV 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. NLT 23 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” NIV 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” NLT 24 Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given —and 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. NLT 25 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they 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.” NLT 26 Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who 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. NLT 27 Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand 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. NLT 28 The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. NIV 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. NLT 29 And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.” NIV 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” NLT 30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate 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?

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