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 Mark 4:1 - 34; Luke 8:4 - 18; 13:18 - 20
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   Book of Mark
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He R104 began to teach again by R105 the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He R106 got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was teaching them many things in parables, R107 and was saying to them in His teaching,
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And He was saying, "He R108 who has ears to hear, let F50 him hear."
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
As soon as He was alone, His F51 followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those R109 who are outside get everything in R110 parables,
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN."
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And R112 He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The sower sows the word.
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan R113 comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall F52 away.
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
but the worries of the R114 world, F53 and the deceitfulness R115 of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear R116 fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was saying to them, "A R117 lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, F54 is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For R118 nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If R119 anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By R120 F55 your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
 
4:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For R121 whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him."
 
4:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
 
4:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know.
 
4:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
 
4:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts R122 F56 in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
 
4:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And R123 He said, "How shall we picture R124 F57 the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
 
4:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
 
4:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
 
4:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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With many such parables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;
 
4:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and He did not speak to them without R126 a parable; but He was explaining R127 everything privately to His own disciples.
 
   Book of Luke
   Chapter 8  - Click for Chapter Audio
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When R360 a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air F188 ate it up.
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "He R361 who has ears to hear, let F189 him hear."
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His R362 disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He said, "To R363 you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now the parable is this: the R365 seed is the word of God.
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they F190 believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance. F191
 
8:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now no R366 one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
 
8:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For R367 nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
 
8:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So take care how you listen; for R368 whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks F192 he has shall be taken away from him."
 
   Chapter 13  - Click for Chapter Audio
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So He R635 was saying, "What R636 is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it?
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES."
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And again He said, "To R638 what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
 

FOOTNOTES:
F50 Or hear!; or listen!
F51 Lit those about Him
F52 Lit are caused to stumble
F53 Or age
F54 Or peck-measure
F55 Lit By what measure you measure
F56 Lit sends forth
F57 Lit compare
F58 Or sky
F188 Lit heaven
F189 Or hear! Or listen!
F190 Lit who believe
F191 Or steadfastness
F192 Or seems to have
F328 Or sky

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R104 Mark 4:1-12: {Matt 13:1-15; Luke 8:4-10}
R105 Mark 2:13;
R106 Luke 5:1-3
R107 Matthew 13:3ff; Mark 3:23; 4:2ff
R108 Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:23; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29
R109 1 Corinthians 5:12f; Colossians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:12; 1 Timothy 3:7
R110 Mark 3:23; 4:2
R111 Isaiah 6:9f; 43:8; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; Matthew 13:14; Luke 8:10; John 12:40; Romans 11:8
R112 Mark 4:13-20: {Matt 13:18-23; Luke 8:11-15}
R113 Matthew 4:10f; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:2,3,7-10
R114 Matthew 13:22; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 2:2;
R115 Proverbs 23:4; 1 Timothy 6:9,10,17
R116 John 15:2ff; Romans 7:4
R117 Matthew 5:15; Luke 8:16; 11:33
R118 Matthew 10:26; Luke 8:17; 12:2
R119 Matthew 11:15; 13:9,43; Mark 4:9; Luke 8:8; 14:35; Revelation 3:6,13,22; 13:9
R120 Matthew 7:2; Luke 6:38
R121 Matthew 13:12; 25:29; Luke 8:18; 19:26
R122 Joel 3:13
R123 Mark 4:30-32: {Matt 13:31,32; Luke 13:18,19}
R124 Matthew 13:24
R125 Ezekiel 17:23; Psalms 104:12; Ezekiel 31:6; Daniel 4:12
R126 Matthew 13:34; John 10:6;
R127 Luke 24:27
R360 Luke 8:4-8: {Matt 13:2-9; Mark 4:1-9}
R361 Matthew 11:15; Mark 7:16; Luke 14:35; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; 13:9
R362 Luke 8:9-15: {Matt 13:10-23; Mark 4:10-20}
R363 Matthew 13:11
R364 Isaiah 6:9; Matthew 13:14; Acts 28:26
R365 1 Peter 1:23
R366 Matthew 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33
R367 Matthew 10:26; Mark 4:22; Luke 12:2
R368 Matthew 13:12; 25:29; Luke 19:26
R635 Luke 13:18,19: {Matt 13:31,32; Mark 4:30-32}
R636 Matthew 13:24; Luke 13:20
R637 Ezekiel 17:23
R638 Matthew 13:24; Luke 13:18

 
 

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