Luke 8:1-25 American Standard Version

Some Women Accompany Jesus

8 And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve, 2  and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary that was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3  and Joanna the wife of Chuzas Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto them of their substance.

The Parable of the Sower

4  And when a great multitude came together, and they of every city resorted unto him, he spake by a parable: 5  The sower went forth to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it. 6  And other fell on the rock; and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7  And other fell amidst the thorns; and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. 8  And other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9  And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. 10  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12  And those by the way side are they that have heard; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. 13  And those on the rock [are] they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14  And that which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15  And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

A Light under a Vessel

16  And no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but putteth it on a stand, that they that enter in may see the light. 17  For nothing is hid, that shall not be made manifest; nor [anything] secret, that shall not be known and come to light. 18  Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he thinketh he hath.

Jesus' Mother and Brethren

19  And there came to him his mother and brethren, and they could not come at him for the crowd. 20  And it was told him, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 21  But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God, and do it.

Jesus Calms a Storm

22  Now it came to pass on one of those days, that he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake: and they launched forth. 23  But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filling [with water], and were in jeopardy. 24  And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. And he awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25  And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And being afraid they marvelled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him?

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