The Parable of the Sower - Mark 4

Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and  there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he  entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole  multitude was by the sea on the land. 

Mark 4:2 And he taught  them many things by parables, and said unto them in his  doctrine, 

Mark 4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to  sow: 

Mark 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by  the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it  up.

Mark 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not  much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no  depth of earth: 

Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was  scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.  

Mark 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up,  and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 

Mark 4:8 And other fell  on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and  increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty,  and some an hundred. 

Mark 4:9 And he said unto them, He that  hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

Mark 4:10 And when he was  alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of  him the parable. 

Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it  is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but  unto them that are without, all these things are done in  parables: 

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not  perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand;  lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins  should be forgiven them. 

Mark 4:13 And he said unto them,  Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all  parables?  

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Mark 4:14 The sower soweth the word. 

Mark 4:15 And these are  they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when  they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh  away the word that was sown in their hearts. 

Mark 4:16 And  these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground;  who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it  with gladness; 

Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and  so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or  persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they  are offended. 

Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown  among thorns; such as hear the word, 

Mark 4:19 And the cares  of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts  of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh  unfruitful. 

Mark 4:20 And these are they which are sown on  good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and  bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an  hundred.   

Mark 4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be  put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a  candlestick? 

Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not  be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it  should come abroad. 

Mark 4:23 If any man have ears to hear,  let him hear. 

Mark 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what  ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to  you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 

Mark 4:25 For  he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not,  from him shall be taken even that which he hath. 

Mark 4:26  And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should  cast seed into the ground; 

Mark 4:27 And should sleep, and rise  night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he  knoweth not how. 

Mark 4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit  of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn  in the ear. 

Mark 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth,  immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is  come.  

Mark 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the  kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we  compare it? 

Mark 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed,  which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds  that be in the earth: 

Mark 4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth  up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out  great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under  the shadow of it. 

Mark 4:33 And with many such parables  spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.  

Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and  when they were alone, he expounded all things to his  disciples. 

Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was  come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other  side. 

Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude,  they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were  also with him other little ships. 

Mark 4:37 And there arose a  great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so  that it was now full. 

Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of  the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say  unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 

Mark 4:39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,  Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great  calm. 

Mark 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful?  how is it that ye have no faith? 

Mark 4:41 And they feared  exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man  is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?  

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