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4:2 He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,
4:3 Listen! Behold, the farmer went forth to sow,
4:5 Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.
4:6 When the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:9 He said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
4:10 When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.
4:11 He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,
4:13 He said to them, "Don`t you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
4:14 The farmer sows the word.
4:15 These are they by the road, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
4:16 These in like manner are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
4:17 They have no root in themselves, but endure for a while, then, when oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.
4:18 Others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,
4:19 and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
4:21 He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under the bed? Isn`t it put on the lampstand?
4:23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
4:24 He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and more will be given to you who hear.
4:25 For whoever has, to him will more be given, and he who has not, from him will be taken away even that which he has."
4:26 He said, "So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed on the earth,
4:29 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come."
4:30 He said, "How will we liken the kingdom of God? Or by what parable will we compare it?
4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth,
4:32 yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow."
4:33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
4:34 Without a parable he didn`t speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained all things.
4:38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, "Teacher, don`t you care that we are dying?"
4:40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?"
4:41 They were greatly afraid, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?