World English Bible
Mark 4 (WEBP)
 Again he began to teach by the seaside. A great multitude was gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat in the sea and sat down. All the multitude were on the land by the sea.
 He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,
 “Listen! Behold, the farmer went out to sow.
 As he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds° came and devoured it.
 Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.
 When the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
 Others fell into the good ground and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing. Some produced thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times as much.”
 He said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.”
 When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.
 He said to them, “To you is given the mystery of God’s Kingdom, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,
 that ‘seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest perhaps they should turn again, and their sins should be forgiven them.’ ”†
 He said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
 The farmer sows the word.
 The ones by the road are the ones where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
 These in the same way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
 They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.
 Others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,
 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.
 Those which were sown on the good ground are those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit, some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times.”
 He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket° or under a bed? Isn’t it put on a stand?
 For there is nothing hidden except that it should be made known, neither was anything made secret but that it should come to light.
 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.”
 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.
 For whoever has, to him more will be given; and he who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.”
 He said, “God’s Kingdom is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,
 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, though he doesn’t know how.
 For the earth bears fruit by itself: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
 He said, “How will we liken God’s Kingdom? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?
 It’s 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,
 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.”
 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
 Without a parable he didn’t speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side.”
 Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats were also with him.
 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled.
 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and asked him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are dying?”
 He awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was a great calm.
 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?”
 They were greatly afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Mark 4:4 TR adds “of the air”
Mark 4:12 Isaiah 6:9-10
Mark 4:21 literally, a modion, a dry measuring basket containing about a peck (about 9 liters)
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King James w/Strong’s #s
Mark 4 (KJVS)
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 And G2532 these G3778 are G1526 (PresInd) they which are G1526 (PresInd) sown G4687 (PresPasPtc) among G1519 thorns G173; such as G3778 hear G191 (PresActPtc) the word G3056,
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 And G2532 these G3778 are G1526 (PresInd) they which are sown G4687 (Aor2PasPtc) on G1909 good G2570 ground G1093; such as G3748 hear G191 (PresActInd) the word G3056, and G2532 receive G3858 (PresMidPasDepInd) [it], and G2532 bring forth fruit G2592 (PresActInd), some G1520 thirtyfold G5144, some G2532 G1520 sixty G1835, and G2532 some G1520 an hundred G1540.
 And G2532 he said G3004 (ImpfActInd) unto them G846, Is G3385 a candle G3088 brought G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) to G2443 be put G5087 (AorPasSubj) under G5259 a bushel G3426, or G2228 under G5259 a bed G2825? and not G3756 to G2443 be set G2007 (AorPasSubj) on G1909 a candlestick G3087?
 For G1063 there is G2076 (PresInd) nothing G3756 hid G2927 G5100, which G3739 shall G5319 not G3362 be manifested G5319 (AorPasSubj); neither G3761 was any thing kept G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) secret G614, but G235 that G2443 it should come G2064 (Aor2ActSubj) abroad G1519 G5318.
 If any man G1536 have G2192 (PresActInd) ears G3775 to hear G191 (PresActInf), let him hear G191 (PresActImpr).
 And G2532 he said G3004 (ImpfActInd) unto them G846, Take heed G991 (PresActImpr) what G5101 ye hear G191 (PresActInd): with G1722 what G3739 measure G3358 ye mete G3354 (PresActInd), it shall be measured G3354 (FutPasInd) to you G5213: and G2532 unto you G5213 that hear G191 (PresActPtc) shall more be given G4369 (FutPasInd).
 For G1063 G302 he that G3739 hath G2192 (PresActSubj), to him G846 shall be given G1325 (FutPasInd): and G2532 he that G3739 hath G2192 (PresActInd) not G3756, from G575 him G846 shall be taken G142 (FutPasInd) even G2532 that which G3739 he hath G2192 (PresActInd).
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 And G2532 he arose G1326 (AorPasPtc), and rebuked G2008 (AorActInd) the wind G417, and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto the sea G2281, Peace G4623 (PresActImpr), be still G5392 (PerfPasImpr). And G2532 the wind G417 ceased G2869 (AorActInd), and G2532 there was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) a great G3173 calm G1055.
 And G2532 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, Why G5101 are ye G2075 (PresInd) so G3779 fearful G1169? how is it G4459 that ye have G2192 (PresActInd) no G3756 faith G4102?
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Young’s Literal Translation
Mark 4 (YLT)
 And again he began to teach by the sea, and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he, having gone into the boat, sat in the sea, and all the multitude was near the sea, on the land,
 and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
 ‘Hearken, lo, the sower went forth to sow;
 and it came to pass, in the sowing, some fell by the way, and the fowls of the heaven did come and devour it;
 and other fell upon the rocky ground, where it had not much earth, and immediately it sprang forth, because of not having depth of earth,
 and the sun having risen, it was scorched, and because of not having root it did wither;
 and other fell toward the thorns, and the thorns did come up, and choke it, and fruit it gave not;
 and other fell to the good ground, and was giving fruit, coming up and increasing, and it bare, one thirty-fold, and one sixty, and one an hundred.’
 And he said to them, ‘He who is having ears to hear-let him hear.’
 And when he was alone, those about him, with the twelve, did ask him of the simile,
 and he said to them, ‘To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;
 that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest they may turn, and the sins may be forgiven them.’
 And he saith to them, ‘Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
 He who is sowing doth sow the word;
 and these are they by the way where the word is sown: and whenever they may hear, immediately cometh the Adversary, and he taketh away the word that hath been sown in their hearts.
 ‘And these are they, in like manner, who on the rocky ground are sown: who, whenever they may hear the word, immediately with joy do receive it,
 and have not root in themselves, but are temporary; afterward tribulation or persecution having come because of the word, immediately they are stumbled.
 ‘And these are they who toward the thorns are sown: these are they who are hearing the word,
 and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, and the desires concerning the other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
 ‘And these are they who on the good ground have been sown: who do hear the word, and receive, and do bear fruit, one thirty-fold, and one sixty, and one an hundred.’
 And he said to them, ‘Doth the lamp come that under the measure it may be put, or under the couch-not that it may be put on the lamp-stand?
 for there is not anything hid that may not be manifested, nor was anything kept hid but that it may come to light.
 If any hath ears to hear-let him hear.’
 And he said to them, ‘Take heed what ye hear; in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you; and to you who hear it shall be added;
 for whoever may have, there shall be given to him, and whoever hath not, also that which he hath shall be taken from him.’
 And he said, ‘Thus is the reign of God: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth,
 and may sleep, and may rise night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he hath not known how;
 for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear;
 and whenever the fruit may yield itself, immediately he doth send forth the sickle, because the harvest hath come.’
 And he said, ‘To what may we liken the reign of God, or in what simile may we compare it?
 As a grain of mustard, which, whenever it may be sown on the earth, is less than any of the seeds that are on the earth;
 and whenever it may be sown, it cometh up, and doth become greater than any of the herbs, and doth make great branches, so that under its shade the fowls of the heaven are able to rest.’
 And with many such similes he was speaking to them the word, as they were able to hear,
 and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.
 And he saith to them on that day, evening having come, ‘We may pass over to the other side;’
 and having let away the multitude, they take him up as he was in the boat, and other little boats also were with him.
 And there cometh a great storm of wind, and the waves were beating on the boat, so that it is now being filled,
 and he himself was upon the stern, upon the pillow sleeping, and they wake him up, and say to him, ‘Teacher, art thou not caring that we perish?’
 And having waked up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be stilled;’ and the wind did lull, and there was a great calm:
 and he said to them, ‘Why are ye so fearful? how have ye not faith?’
 and they feared a great fear, and said one to another, ‘Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?’