Mark 4:21-41 Darby’s Translation

A Candle under a Bushel

21  And he said to them, Does the lamp come that it should be put under the bushel or under the couch? [Is it] not that it should be set upon the lamp-stand? 22  For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest; nor does any secret thing take place, but that it should come to light. 23  If any one have ears to hear, let him hear. 24  And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear; with what measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you; and there shall be [more] added to you. 25  For whosoever has, to him shall be given; and he who has not, even what he has shall be taken from him.

The Parable of the Growing Seed

26  And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth, 27  and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28  The earth bears fruit of itself, first [the] blade, then an ear, then full corn in the ear. 29  But when the fruit is produced, immediately he sends the sickle, for the harvest is come.

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30  And he said, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or with what comparison should we compare it? 31  As to a grain of mustard [seed], which, when it is sown upon the earth, is less than all seeds which are upon the earth, 32  and when it has been sown, mounts up and becomes greater than all herbs, and produces great branches, so that the birds of heaven can roost under its shadow.

Jesus' Use of Parables

33  And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear, 34  but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.

Jesus Calms a Storm

35  And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them, Let us go over to the other side: 36  and having sent away the crowd, they take him with [them], as he was, in the ship. But other ships also were with him. 37  And there comes a violent gust of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it already filled. 38  And he was in the stern sleeping on the cushion. And they awake him up and say to him, Teacher, dost thou not care that we are perishing? 39  And awaking up he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Silence; be mute. And the wind fell, and there was a great calm. 40  And he said to them, Why are ye [thus] fearful? how [is it] ye have not faith? 41  And they feared [with] great fear, and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


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