shared with...
User since 2014
Benjamin's published pages
Cain and Abel
Genesis 4:1-16
When our children ask about God’s rules, we must teach them how to respond to God’s rescue.
Deuteronomy 6-8
Blessing, Curse, and Restoration
Deuteronomy 30:1-7
Matthew 19:1-11
Matthew 27:45-66
Coronation --> Commission --> Consummation
Matthew 28:16-20
Matthew 26:36-46
Matthew 26:17-30
The Sign of the Son of Man
Matthew 24:29-35
Matthew 24:15-28
Matthew 24:1-14
Jesus outfoxes the fox’s litter (i.e. the Pharisees and Herodians).
Matthew 22:15-22
The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
Matthew 21:33-46
Jesus enacts prophetic judgment in the temple and on a tree.
Matthew 21:12-22
The kingdom of heaven draws near with (+) preaching and power but also (–) prophecy and persecution.
Matthew 10:5-20
A Tale of Two Ironies
Matthew 8:28-34
Matthew 7:1-12
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
Matthew 6:22-34
Jesus calls us to love (rather than hate) our enemies because he wants us to become like our Father (rather than tax collectors and pagans).
Matthew 5:43-48
Matthew 5:1-16
Spirit-Led & Satan-Proof
Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus fulfilled the prophets in his birth.
Matthew 1:18-2:23
Jesus purifies us from shame for his glory.
John 2:1-11
Jesus satisfies every hunger.
Mark 6:31-44
The "ghost" of John the Baptist that haunts Herod is actually Jesus himself.
Mark 6:14-29
The disciples go out with God-given words and works of power.
Mark 6:7-13
When we send and support missionaries in a manner worthy of God, we become coworkers with God.
3 John 5-8
Jesus faces rejection in his hometown of Nazareth that foreshadows his rejection by the nation in Jerusalem.
Mark 6:1-6
Jesus defeats death by death while caring for the “least of these.”
Mark 5:21-43
Jesus is the only way to eternal life with the Father.
John 14:1–11
Jesus invades the kingdom of Satan in mercy and judgment, revealing all hearts.
Mark 5:1-20
Rootless joy perishes in affliction. So put down deep roots in the Word.
Mark 4:16-17
Wisdom or Waves, Faithful or Floundering.
James 1:5-8
view all (34 total)
Mark 4:21–34
The word of the kingdom has invaded the world like a seed, and those who hear it must heed it before the sowing turns to reaping.
Published August 28th, 2017; Updated October 1st, 2017
Share / Groups / About Author
Mark 4:21-34
w And he said to them,
Καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς•
x “Is a lamp brought in
μήτι ἔρχεται ὁ λύχνος
to be put under a basket,
ἵνα ὑπὸ τὸν μόδιον τεθῇ
or under a bed,
ἢ ὑπὸ τὴν κλίνην;
and not on a stand?
οὐχ ἵνα ἐπὶ τὴν λυχνίαν τεθῇ;
y For nothing is hidden
οὐ γάρ ἐστιν κρυπτὸν
except to be made manifest;
ἐὰν μὴ ἵνα φανερωθῇ,
nor is anything secret
οὐδὲ ἐγένετο ἀπόκρυφον
except to come to light.
ἀλλʼ ἵνα ἔλθῃ εἰς φανερόν.
z If anyone has ears to hear,
εἴ τις ἔχει ὦτα ἀκούειν
let him hear.”
And he said to them,
* Καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς•
“Pay attention to what you hear:
βλέπετε τί ἀκούετε.
a with the measure you use,
ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε
it will be measured to you,
μετρηθήσεται ὑμῖν
and still more will be added to you.
καὶ προστεθήσεται ὑμῖν.
b For to the one who has, more will be given,
ὃς γὰρ ἔχει, δοθήσεται αὐτῷ•
and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
καὶ ὃς οὐκ ἔχει, καὶ ὃ ἔχει ἀρθήσεται ἀπʼ αὐτοῦ.
And he said,
Καὶ ἔλεγεν•
c “The kingdom of God is [thus]
οὕτως ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ
as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.
ὡς ἄνθρωπος βάλῃ τὸν σπόρον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
He sleeps and rises night and day,
καὶ καθεύδῃ καὶ ἐγείρηται νύκτα καὶ ἡμέραν,
and the seed sprouts and grows;
καὶ ὁ σπόρος βλαστᾷ καὶ μηκύνηται
d he knows not how.
ὡς οὐκ οἶδεν αὐτός.
The earth produces by itself,
αὐτομάτη ἡ γῆ καρποφορεῖ,
first the blade,
πρῶτον χόρτον
then the ear,
εἶτα στάχυν
then the full grain in the ear.
εἶτα πλήρη[ς] σῖτον ἐν τῷ στάχυϊ.
But when the grain is ripe,
ὅταν δὲ παραδοῖ ὁ καρπός,
at once e he puts in the sickle,
εὐθὺς ἀποστέλλει τὸ δρέπανον,
because the harvest has come.”
ὅτι παρέστηκεν ὁ θερισμός.
f And he said,
Καὶ ἔλεγεν•
“With what can we compare the kingdom of God,
πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ
or what parable shall we use for it?
ἢ ἐν τίνι αὐτὴν παραβολῇ θῶμεν;
It is like g a grain of mustard seed,
ὡς κόκκῳ σινάπεως,
which, when sown on the ground,
ὃς ὅταν σπαρῇ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς,
is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,
μικρότερον ὂν πάντων τῶν σπερμάτων τῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς,
yet when it is sown
καὶ ὅταν σπαρῇ,
it grows up
and becomes larger than all the garden plants
καὶ γίνεται μεῖζον πάντων τῶν λαχάνων
and puts out large branches,
καὶ ποιεῖ κλάδους μεγάλους,
so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
ὥστε δύνασθαι ὑπὸ τὴν σκιὰν αὐτοῦ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατασκηνοῦν.
h With many such parables he spoke i the word to them,
Καὶ τοιαύταις παραβολαῖς πολλαῖς ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον
j as they were able to hear it.
καθὼς ἠδύναντο ἀκούειν•
He did not speak to them k without a parable,
χωρὶς δὲ παραβολῆς οὐκ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς,
but l privately to his own disciples he m explained everything.
κατʼ ἰδίαν δὲ τοῖς ἰδίοις μαθηταῖς ἐπέλυεν πάντα.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.