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MARK III. him; Behold, thy mother and they said unto him ; and thy brethren stand with Behold, thy mother and thy

out, desiring to speak with brethren without seek for thee. 48 thee.

But he answered 33 And he answered them, sayand said unto him that told ing ; Who is my mother, or

him; Who is my mother ? and 34 my brethren ? And he look49 who are my brethren ? And ed round about

on them he stretched forth his hand which sat about him, and towards his disciples, and said ; Behold my mother

said ; Behold, my mother, 35 and my brethren. For who50 and my brethren. For soever shall do the will of whosoever shall do the will

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IV. The same day went Jesus 1 And he began again to out of the house, and sat by teach by the sea-side; and 2 the sea-side ;

mul there was gathered unto him titudes were gathered togeth a great multitude, so that he er unto him, so that he went entered into a ship and sat into a ship, and sat; and the in the sea ; and the whole whole multitude stood on the multitude was by the sea on 3 shore. And he spake many

2 the land. And he taught things unto them in parables, them many things by para

saying; Behold, a sower went bles, and said unto them in 4 forth to sow.

And when he 3 his doctrine ; Hearken, Besowed, some seeds fell by the hold, there went out a sowway

and the fowls 4 er to sow. And it came to came and devoured them

pass, as he sowed, some fell Some fell upon stony by the way-side ; and the places, where they had not fowls came and devoured it much earth; and forthwith 5 up. And some fell on stony they sprung up, because ground, where it had not they had no deepness of much earth; and immediearth; and when the sun ately it sprang up, because was up, they were scorch it had no depth of earth. ed; and because they had 6 But when the sun was up, not root, they withered away, it was scorched, and, be7 And some fell among thorns ; cause it had no root, it withand the thorns sprung up,

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LUKE VIII. said ; Thy mother and thy

brethren stand without, de21 siring to see thee. And he

answered and said unto them ; My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.



LUKE VIII. And when much people were gathered together, and

come to him out of every city he spake by a 5 parable; A sower went out

to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way side ; and it was trodden,

down, and the fowls of the 6 air devoured it. And some

fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it

withered away, because it y lacked moisture. And some

fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and 8 choked it. And other fell

on good ground; and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundred fold. When he had said these things, he cried ; He that hath ears to hear let him hear.

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MARK IV. 8 and choked them. But oth among thorns; and the thorns er fell into good ground;

grew up, and choked it, and and brought forth fruit, some 8 it yielded no fruit. And

an hundred-fold, some sixty other fell on good ground; 9 fold, some thirty-fold. Who and did yield fruit that hath ears to hear, let him

sprang up and increased; and And the disci brought forth, some thirty, ples came, and said unto and some sixty, and some a

him; Why speakest thou 9 hundred. And he said ; il unto them in parables? He He that hath ears to hear,

answered and said unto 10 let him hear. - And when them; Because it is given he was alone, they that were unto you to know the mys about him, with the twelve, teries of the kingdom of asked of him the parable.

heaven; but to them it is not 11 And he said unto them ; 12 given. For whosoever hath, Unto you it is given to know

to him shall be given, and he the mystery of the kingdom shall have more abundance; of God; but unto them that but whosoever hath not, from are without all these things

him shall be taken away even 12 are done in parables ; that 13 that he hath. Therefore seeing they may see, and not

speak I to them in parables, perceive ; and hearing they because they seeing see not, may hear, and not underand hearing they hear not, stand ; lest at any time they

neither do they understand. should be converted, and 14 And in them is fulfilled the their sins should be forgiven

prophecy of Esaias, which 13 them. And he said unto saith ; "By hearing ye shall them ; Know ye not this hear, and shall not under parable ? and how then will stand; and seeing ye shall 14 ye know all parables? The

see, and shall not perceive. 15 sower soweth the word. And 15 For this people's heart is wax these are they by the way

ed gross, and their ears are side, where the word is sown, dull of hearing, and their but when they have heard, eyes they 'have closed, lest Satan cometh immediately, at any time they should see and taketh away the word with their eyes and hear that was sown in their hearts. with their ears, and should 16 And these are they likewise understand with their heart, which sown on stony and should be converted,

ground, who, when they and I should heal them.” have heard the word, im16 But blessed are your eyes,

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MARK IV 17 for they hear. For verily in themselves, and so endure

I say unto you, that many but for a time; afterward, prophets and righteous men when affliction or persecution have desired to see those ariseth for the word's sake, things which ye see, and immediately they are offendhave not seen them ; and to 18 ed. And others are they hear those things which ye which

among hear, and have not heard thorns; these are they who

Hear ye there- 19 hear the word, and the cares fore the parable of the sow of the world, and the deceit19 er. When any one heareth fulness of riches, and the

the word of the kingdom, lusts of other things entering and understandeth it not, in, choke the word ; and it then cometh the wicked one, 20 becometh unfruitful. And and catcheth away that which these are they which are was sown in his heart; this

sown on good ground, such is he which received seed by as hear the word, and reway

side. But he that ceive it; and bring forth received the seed into stony fruit, some thirty fold, some places, the same is he that

sixty, and some a hundred. heareth the word, and anon 21 with joy receiveth it; yet

hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while ; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the

word, by and by he is offend22 ed. He also that received

seed among the thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,

choke the word ; and he be23 cometh unfruitful. But he

that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty

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