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.
2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of
the air came and devoured it up.
fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered
7And some fell among thorns, and the
thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
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.
9And he said unto them,
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
11And 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:
12That 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.
13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
14The sower soweth the word.
15And 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.
16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately
receive it with gladness;
17And 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.
18And these are they which
are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it
20And 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.
21And 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?
22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing
kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
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.
25For he that hath, to
him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the
27And should sleep, and rise night
and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full
corn in the ear.
29But when the fruit is brought
forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare
31It 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:
32But 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.
33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to
34But without a parable spake he
not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
35And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36And 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.
37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that
it was now full.
38And 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?
39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And
the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind
and the sea obey him?