Mark: Chapter 04

The Gospel According to Mark. The 4th Chapter
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4:1 And again Jesus began to teach at the sea; and much company of people was gathered to him, so that he went into a boat, and sat in the sea, and all the company of people was about the sea on the land. And he began again to teach then by the seaside. And there gathered together unto him much people, so greatly that he entered in to a ship, and sat in the sea, and all the people was by the seaside on the shore, And he began again to teach by the sea side, & there gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea, and all the people was by the sea side on the land. 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.
4:2 And he taught them in parables many things. And he said to them in his teaching, And he taught them many things in similitudes, and said unto them in his doctrine: And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his doctrine. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
4:3 Hear ye. Lo! a sower went out to sow. Hearken to. Behold, The sower went forth to sow, Hearken: Behold, there went out a sower to sow. Hearken, Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4 And the while he soweth, some seed felled beside the way, and birds of heaven came, and ate it. and it fortuned as he sowed, that some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And it came to pass as he sowed, that some fell by the way side, & the fowls of the heaven came and devoured it up. And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came, & devoured it up.
4:5 Forsooth another felled down on stony places, where it had not much earth; and anon it sprang up, for it had no deepness of earth. Some fell on a stony ground: where it had not much earth: and by and by sprang up, because it had not depth of earth, And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth, & by and by sprang up, because it had not depth of earth. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth: and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.
4:6 And when the sun rose up, it withered for heat, and it dried up, for it had no root. and as soon as the sun was up it caught heat: and because it had not rooting it withered away. But as soon as the sun was up, it caught heat, and because it had not root, it withered away. But when the Sun was up, it was scorched, and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:7 And another felled down among thorns, and the thorns sprang up, and strangled it, and it gave no fruit. And some fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, so that it gave no fruit. And some fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, so that it gave no fruit. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
4:8 And other felled down into good land, and gave fruit, springing up, and waxing; and one brought thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one an hundredfold. And some fell upon good ground: and did yield fruit that sprung and grew: and brought forth some thirty fold, some forty fold, and some an hundred fold. Some again fell in good ground, and did yield fruit that sprung up, and grew, and it brought forth, some thirty fold, some sixty fold, and some an hundred fold. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth some thirty, & some sixty, & some an hundred.
4:9 And he said, He that hath ears to hear, hear. And he said unto them: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Then he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10 And when he was by himself, the twelve that were with him asked him to expound the parable. When he was alone, they that were, about him with the twelve asked him of the similitude. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve, asked him of the parable. And when he was alone, they that were about him, with the twelve, asked of him the parable.
4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. But to them that be withoutforth, all things be made in parables, And he said unto them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, But unto them that are without, shall all things be done in similitudes: And he said unto them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things be done in parables, 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:
4:12 that they seeing see, and see not, and they hearing hear, and understand not; that sometime they be converted, and sins be forgiven to them. that when they see, they shall see, and not discern: and when they hear they shall hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should turn, and their sins should be forgiven them. That they seeing, may see, and not discern: and they hearing, may hear, and not understand, lest at any time they should turn, and their sins should be forgiven them. 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.
4:13 And he said to them, Know not ye this parable? and how ye shall know all parables? And he said unto them: Perceive ye not this similitude. And how ye shall know all similitudes? Again he said unto them, Perceive ye not this parable? how then should ye understand all other parables? And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will ye know all parables?
4:14 He that soweth, soweth a word. The sower soweth the word. The sower soweth the word. The Sower soweth the word.
4:15 But these it be that be about the way, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, anon cometh Satan, and taketh away the word that is sown in their hearts. These be they which are by the way’s side, where the word is sown, to whom as soon as they have heard it, cometh the devil and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they that receive the seed by the way’s side, in whom the word is sown: but when they have heard it, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 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.
4:16 And in like manner these it be that be sown on stony places, which when they have heard the word, anon take it with joy; And these also are they that are sown on the stony ground: which when they have heard the word, at once they receive it with joy, And likewise they that receive the seed in stony ground, are they, which when they have heard the word, straightways receive it with gladness. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground, who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness:
4:17 and they have not root in themselves, but they be temporal; afterward when tribulation and persecution riseth for the word, anon they be offended. yet have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a season: afterward as soon as any trouble or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, anon they fall. Yet have they no root in themselves, and endure but a time: for when trouble and persecution ariseth for the word, immediately they be offended. 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.
4:18 And there be others that be sown in thorns; these it be that hear the word, And these are they that are sown among the thorns, which hear the word of god, Also they that receive the seed among the thorns, are such as hear the word: And these are they which are sown among thorns: such as hear the word,
4:19 and mis-eases of the world, and deceit of riches, and other charge of covetousness entering in, strangle the word, and it is made without fruit. and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in, and choke the word, and it is made unfruitful. But the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in, & choke the word, and it is unfruitful. 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.
4:20 And these it be that be sown on good land, which hear the word, and take, and make fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one an hundredfold. And these are they that are sown in good ground, which hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit: some thirty fold, some sixty fold, some an hundred fold. But they that have received seed in good ground, are they that hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one corn thirty, another sixty, and some an hundred. And these are they which are sown on good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, & bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:21 And he said to them, Whether a lantern come, that it be put under a bushel, or under a bed? whether not, that it be put upon a candlestick? And he said unto them: is the candle lighted, to be put under a bushel, or under the board: is it not therefore lighted that it should be put on a candlestick? Also he said unto them, Is the candle light to be put under a bushel, or under the table, and not to be put on a candlestick? And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? & not to be set on a candlestick?
4:22 Forsooth there is nothing hid, that shall not be shewed; neither any thing is privy, which shall not come into apert. For there is nothing so privy, that shall not be opened: neither so secret, but that it shall come abroad. For there is nothing hid, that shall not be opened: neither is there a secret, but that it shall come to light. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested: neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
4:23 If any man have ears of hearing, hear he. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24 And he said to them, See ye what ye hear. In what measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you, and it shall be cast to you. And he said unto them: take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, with the same shall it be measured unto you again. And unto you that have shall more be given. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you: & unto you that hear, shall more be given. And he said unto them, Take heed what you hear: With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: And unto you that hear, shall more be given.
4:25 Forsooth it shall be given to him that hath, and if man hath not, yea this that he hath shall be taken away from him. For unto him that hath, shall it be given: And unto him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. For unto him that hath, shall it be given, and from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken, even that which he hath.
4:26 And he said, So the kingdom of God is, as if a man cast seed into the earth, And he said: so is the kingdom of God, even as if a man should sow seed in the ground, Also he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed in the ground, And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground,
4:27 and it sleep, and rise up in night and day, and bring forth seed, and wax fast, while he knoweth not. and should sleep and rise up night and day: and the seed should spring, and grow up while he is not ware. And should sleep, and rise up night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he not knowing how. And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow up, he knoweth not how.
4:28 For the earth by his own working maketh fruit, first the grass, afterward the ear, afterward full fruit in the ear. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ears, after that full corn in the ears. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ears, after that full corn in the ears. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
4:29 And when of itself it hath brought forth fruit, anon he sendeth a sickle, for reaping time is come. As soon as the fruit is brought forth, anon he thrusteth in the sickle because that harvest is come. And as anon as the fruit sheweth itself, anon he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
4:30 And he said, To what thing shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we comparison it? And he said: whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? He said moreover, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?
4:31 As a corn of mustard seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all seeds that be in the earth; It is like a grain of mustard seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is the least of all seeds that be in the earth: It is like a grain of mustard seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is the least of all seeds that be in the earth: 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.
4:32 and when it is sown, it waxeth into a tree, and is made more than all worts; and it maketh great branches, so that the birds of heaven may be able to dwell under the shadow thereof. And after that it is sown it groweth up, and is greatest of all herbs: and beareth great branches so that the fowls of the air may dwell under the shadow of it. But after that it is sown, it groweth up, and is greatest of all herbs, and beareth great branches, so that the fowls of heaven may build under the shadow of it. But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, & shooteth out great branches, so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
4:33 And in many such parables he spake to them the word, as they might hear; And with many such similitudes he preached the word unto them, after as they might hear it. And with many such parables he preached the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
4:34 and he spake not to them without parable. Forsooth he expounded to his disciples all things on sides hand. And without similitude spake he nothing unto them. But when they were apart, he expounded all things to his disciples. And without parables spake he nothing unto them: but he expounded all things to his disciples apart. But without a parable spake he not unto them, and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
4:35 And he saith to them in that day, when evening was made, Pass we again-ward. And the same day when even was come he said unto them: let us pass over into the other side. Now the same day when even was come, he said unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And the same day, when the Even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
4:36 And they leaving the company of people, took him, so that he was in the boat; and other boats were with him. And they let the people depart and took him even as he was in the ship. There were also with him other ships. And they left the multitude, and took him as he was in the ship: and there were also with him other ships. 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.
4:37 And there was made a great tempest of wind, and sent floods into the ship, so that the ship was full-filled. And there arose a great storm of wind, and dashed the waves into the ship, so that it was full. And there arose a great storm of wind, & the waves dashed into the ship, so that it was now full. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping on a pillow. And they raise him, and say to him, Master, pertaineth it not to thee, that we perish? And he was in the stern asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him, and said unto him: Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he was in the stern asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, and said to him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 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?
4:39 And he rose up, and menaced the wind, and said to the sea, Be still, wax dumb. And the wind ceased, and great peaceableness was made. And he arose up and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea: peace and be still. And the wind allayed, and there followed a great calm: And he rose up, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, and be still. So the wind ceased, and it was a great calm. 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.
4:40 And he said to them, What be ye dread-full? Not yet have ye faith? and he said unto them: why are ye fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? Then he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?
4:41 And they dreaded with great dread, and said each to other, Who, guessest thou, is this? for the wind and the sea obey to him. And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another: what fellow is this? for both wind and sea obey him And they feared exceedingly, & said one to another, Who is this, that both the wind and the sea obey him? 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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