Mark 4

4:1 Thiab dua, he began to teach by the sea. And a great crowd was gathered to him, so much so that, climbing into a boat, he was seated on the sea. And the entire crowd was on the land along the sea.
4:2 And he taught them many things in parables, thiab nws hais rau lawv, in his doctrine:
4:3 "Mloog. Saib seb, the sower went out to sow.
4:4 Thiab thaum nws sowing, some fell along the way, thiab cov noog ntawm huab cua tuaj thiab noj nws.
4:5 Tsis tau tiag tiag, others fell upon stony ground, where it did not have much soil. And it rose up quickly, because it had no depth of soil.
4:6 And when the sun was risen, it was scorched. And because it had no root, nws withered deb.
4:7 Thiab ib co poob pos. And the thorns grew up and suffocated it, and it did not produce fruit.
4:8 And some fell on good soil. And it brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased, and yielded: some thirty, some sixty, and some one hundred.”
4:9 Thiab nws hais tias, "Leej twg muaj pob ntseg los mloog, cia nws hnov. "
4:10 And when he was alone, the twelve, who were with him, questioned him about the parable.
4:11 Thiab nws hais rau lawv: “To you, it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. But to those who are outside, everything is presented in parables:
4:12 ‘so that, pom, they may see, and not perceive; thiab lub rooj sib hais, they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they may be converted, and their sins would be forgiven them.’ ”
4:13 Thiab nws hais rau lawv: “Do you not understand this parable? Thiab yog li ntawd, how will you understand all the parables?
4:14 He who sows, sows the word.
4:15 Now there are those who are along the way, where the word is sown. And when they have heard it, Satan quickly comes and takes away the word, which was sown in their hearts.
4:16 Thiab piv, there are those who were sown upon stony ground. cov, when they have heard the word, immediately accept it with gladness.
4:17 But they have no root in themselves, and so they are for a limited time. And when next tribulation and persecution arises because of the word, they quickly fall away.
4:18 And there are others who are sown among thorns. These are those who hear the word,
4:19 but worldly tasks, and the deception of riches, and desires about other things enter in and suffocate the word, and it is effectively without fruit.
4:20 And there are those who are sown upon good soil, who hear the word and accept it; and these bear fruit: some thirty, some sixty, and some one hundred.”
4:21 Thiab nws hais rau lawv: “Would someone enter with a lamp in order to place it under a basket or under a bed? Would it not be placed upon a lampstand?
4:22 For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. Neither was anything done in secret, except that it may be made public.
4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, cia nws hnov. "
4:24 Thiab nws hais rau lawv: “Consider what you hear. With whatever measure you have measured out, it shall be measured back to you, and more shall be added to you.
4:25 Rau leej twg muaj, to him it shall be given. And whoever has not, from him even what he has shall be taken away.”
4:26 Thiab nws hais tias: “The kingdom of God is like this: it is as if a man were to cast seed on the land.
4:27 And he sleeps and he arises, hnub thiab hmo ntuj. And the seed germinates and grows, though he does not know it.
4:28 For the earth bears fruit readily: first the plant, then the ear, next the full grain in the ear.
4:29 And when the fruit has been produced, immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest has arrived.”
4:30 Thiab nws hais tias: “To what should we compare the kingdom of God? Or to what parable should we compare it?
4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed which, when it has been sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds which are in the earth.
4:32 And when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all the plants, and it produces great branches, so much so that the birds of the air are able to live under its shadow.”
4:33 And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as much as they were able to hear.
4:34 But he did not speak to them without a parable. Yet separately, he explained all things to his disciples.
4:35 Thiab nyob rau hnub ntawd, thaum yav tsaus ntuj twb los txog, nws hais rau lawv, "Cia peb hla."
4:36 Thiab dismissing cov neeg coob coob, lawv coj nws, yog li ntawd nws yog nyob rau hauv ib tug lub nkoj, thiab lwm yam tej nkoj nquam tau nrog nws.
4:37 Thiab ib tug zoo kawg thiab cua cua daj cua dub tshwm sim, thiab dej tsoo tshaj lub nkoj, yog li ntawd lub nkoj twb tau sau.
4:38 Thiab nws yog nyob rau hauv lub siab tawv ntawm lub nkoj, pw tsaug zog nyob rau hauv ib tug tog hauv ncoo. Thiab lawv woke nws thiab hais rau nws, "Xib Fwb, yog nws tsis txhawj txog koj tias peb yog perishing?"
4:39 Thiab sawv, nws tau cem cov cua, thiab nws hais rau lub hiav txwv: "Silence. Yuav stilled. "Thiab cov cua txawm tu lawm. Thiab ib tug zoo tranquility tshwm sim.
4:40 Thiab nws hais rau lawv: "Yog vim li cas yog koj ntshai? Koj tseem tsis muaj txoj kev ntseeg?"Thiab lawv tau ntaus nrog ib tug zoo kawg ntshai. Thiab lawv hais rau ib leeg, "Leej twg yuav ua koj xav tias qhov no yog, hais tias ob cua thiab hiav txwv raws li nws?"