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Mark 4

Introduction

Overview

Mark 4:1, The parable of the sower, Mark 4:14. and the meaning thereof; Mark 4:21, We must communicate the light of our knowledge to others; Mark 4:26, The parable of the seed growing secretly; Mark 4:30, and of the mustard seed; Mark 4:35, Christ stilleth the tempest on the sea.

Verse 1

he began: Mark 2:13, Matthew 13:1, Matthew 13:2-1 Samuel :, Luke 8:4-Ruth :

so that: Luke 5:1-Leviticus :

Reciprocal: Matthew 5:1 - seeing Mark 2:2 - straightway Mark 4:36 - even Luke 5:3 - he sat

Verse 2

by parables: Mark 4:11, Mark 4:34, Mark 3:23, Psalms 49:4, Psalms 78:2, Matthew 13:3, Matthew 13:10, Matthew 13:34, Matthew 13:35

in his: Mark 12:38, Matthew 7:28, John 7:16, John 7:17, John 18:19

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach Mark 2:2 - straightway Mark 12:1 - he began Luke 5:3 - he sat Luke 8:5 - sower

Verse 3

Hearken: Mark 4:9, Mark 4:23, Mark 7:14, Mark 7:16, Deuteronomy 4:1, Psalms 34:11, Psalms 45:10, Proverbs 7:24, Proverbs 8:32, Isaiah 46:3, Isaiah 46:12, Isaiah 55:1, Isaiah 55:2, Acts 2:14, Hebrews 2:1-Leviticus :, James 2:5, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 2:29

there: Mark 4:14, Mark 4:26-Joel :, Ecclesiastes 11:6, Isaiah 28:23-Ezekiel :, Matthew 13:3, Matthew 13:24, Matthew 13:26, Luke 8:5-Ruth :, John 4:35-Zechariah :, 1 Corinthians 3:6-1 Samuel :

Verse 4

Mark 4:15, Genesis 15:11, Matthew 13:4, Matthew 13:19, Luke 8:5, Luke 8:12

Reciprocal: Mark 4:26 - as

Verse 5

Mark 4:16, Mark 4:17, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 36:26, Hosea 10:12, Amos 6:12, Matthew 13:5, Matthew 13:6, Matthew 13:20, Luke 8:6, Luke 8:13

Reciprocal: 1 John 2:19 - went out

Verse 6

the sun: Song of Solomon 1:6, Isaiah 25:4, Jonah 4:8, James 1:11, Revelation 7:16

no root: Psalms 1:3, Psalms 1:4, Psalms 92:13-Ezra :, Jeremiah 17:5-Ruth :, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 2:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:10, Jude 1:12

Reciprocal: Mark 4:17 - have Luke 8:6 - General 1 John 2:19 - went out

Verse 7

Mark 4:18, Mark 4:19, Genesis 3:17, Genesis 3:18, Jeremiah 4:3, Matthew 13:7, Matthew 13:22, Luke 8:7, Luke 8:14, Luke 12:15, Luke 21:34, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 John 2:15, 1 John 2:16

Verse 8

fell: Mark 4:20, Isaiah 58:1, Jeremiah 23:29, Matthew 13:8, Matthew 13:23, Luke 8:8, Luke 8:15, John 1:12, John 1:13, John 3:19-Ecclesiastes :, John 7:17, John 15:5, Acts 17:11, Colossians 1:6, Hebrews 4:1, Hebrews 4:2, James 1:19-Song of Solomon :, 1 Peter 2:1-Leviticus :

an hundred: Genesis 26:12, Philippians 1:11

Reciprocal: Luke 4:5 - taking

Verse 9

Mark 4:3, Mark 4:23, Mark 4:24, Mark 7:14, Mark 7:16, Matthew 11:15, Matthew 13:9, Matthew 15:10, Luke 8:18, Revelation 3:6, Revelation 3:13, Revelation 3:22

Reciprocal: Job 33:1 - hear Luke 4:5 - taking

Verse 10

Mark 4:34, Mark 7:17, Proverbs 13:20, Matthew 13:10-Esther :, Matthew 13:36, Luke 8:9-Ezra :

Reciprocal: Proverbs 28:5 - General Isaiah 8:16 - among Matthew 11:25 - because Matthew 17:19 - General Mark 9:28 - asked Mark 10:10 - General

Verse 11

Unto you: Matthew 11:25, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:12, Matthew 13:16, Matthew 16:17, Luke 8:10, Luke 10:21-Jeremiah :, 1 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 2:4-2 Samuel :, Titus 3:3-Judges :, James 1:16-Job :, 1 John 5:20

them: 1 Corinthians 5:12, 1 Corinthians 5:13, Colossians 4:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:12, 1 Timothy 3:7

all these: Matthew 13:13

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:2 - all Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb Proverbs 18:1 - seeketh Isaiah 8:16 - among Daniel 12:10 - but the wise Mark 4:2 - by parables Mark 8:29 - But Mark 12:1 - he began Romans 11:8 - eyes 1 Corinthians 4:1 - mysteries 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit Colossians 1:26 - now

Verse 12

That seeing: Rather, as יםב [Strong's G2443] frequently denotes, "So that seeing they see, and do not perceive, and hearing they hear, and do not understand," etc. The expression appears to be proverbial; and relates to those who might see what they now overlook through inattention and folly. See the parallel texts. Deuteronomy 29:4, Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 44:18, Jeremiah 5:21, Matthew 13:14, Matthew 13:15, Luke 8:10, John 12:37-Mark :, Acts 28:25-Daniel :, Romans 11:8-2 Samuel :

be converted: Jeremiah 31:18-Proverbs :, Ezekiel 18:27-Jonah :, Acts 3:19, 2 Timothy 2:25, Hebrews 6:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 80:7 - we shall Psalms 106:7 - Our Jeremiah 36:3 - that I Ezekiel 12:2 - which Daniel 8:15 - sought Zechariah 7:12 - lest Matthew 18:3 - Except Mark 8:18 - see Luke 11:34 - but John 12:40 - hath Acts 5:31 - forgiveness Acts 28:26 - Go

Verse 13

Know: Mark 7:17, Mark 7:18, Matthew 13:51, Matthew 13:52, Matthew 15:15-Esther :, Matthew 16:8, Matthew 16:9, Luke 24:25, 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 3:2, Hebrews 5:11-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 3:19

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 17:12 - Know Zechariah 4:5 - Knowest Matthew 13:3 - in John 13:12 - Know John 16:25 - proverbs

Verse 14

sower: Mark 4:3, Isaiah 32:20, Matthew 13:19, Matthew 13:37, Luke 8:11

the word: Mark 2:2, Colossians 1:5, Colossians 1:6, 1 Peter 1:23-Lamentations :

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:18 - General Mark 4:26 - as

Verse 15

these: Mark 4:4, Genesis 19:14, Isaiah 53:1, Matthew 22:5, Luke 8:12, Luke 14:18, Luke 14:19, Acts 17:18-Proverbs :, Acts 17:32, Acts 18:14-Esther :, Acts 25:19, Acts 25:20, Acts 26:31, Acts 26:32, Hebrews 2:1, Hebrews 12:16

Satan: Job 1:6-2 Kings :, Zechariah 3:1, Matthew 13:19, Acts 5:3, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 2 Corinthians 4:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 20:2, Revelation 20:3, Revelation 20:7, Revelation 20:10

Reciprocal: Luke 8:5 - sower

Verse 16

which: Mark 6:20, Mark 10:17-Song of Solomon :, Ezekiel 33:31, Ezekiel 33:32, Matthew 8:19, Matthew 8:20, Matthew 13:20, Matthew 13:21, Luke 8:13, John 5:35, Acts 8:13, Acts 8:18-Ecclesiastes :, Acts 24:25, Acts 24:26, Acts 26:28

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:2 - Joash 2 Chronicles 26:5 - he sought God Isaiah 58:2 - they seek Ezekiel 36:26 - the stony Mark 4:5 - General Luke 8:6 - General John 2:23 - many Acts 2:42 - they 1 Corinthians 15:1 - which also Hebrews 6:5 - tasted 1 John 2:19 - went out

Verse 17

have: Mark 4:5, Mark 4:6, Job 19:28, Job 27:8-2 Samuel :, Matthew 12:31, Luke 12:10, John 8:31, John 15:2-Judges :, 2 Timothy 1:15, 2 Timothy 2:17, 2 Timothy 2:18, 2 Timothy 4:10, 1 John 2:19

when: Matthew 11:6, Matthew 13:21, Matthew 24:9, Matthew 24:10, 1 Corinthians 10:12, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Galatians 6:12, 1 Thessalonians 3:3-Deuteronomy :, 2 Timothy 4:16, Hebrews 10:29, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:13

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:2 - Joash 2 Chronicles 26:5 - he sought God Isaiah 58:2 - they seek Ezekiel 33:32 - of one Ezekiel 36:26 - the stony Matthew 5:11 - for Matthew 13:20 - anon Luke 6:49 - immediately Luke 8:6 - General Luke 8:13 - receive John 2:23 - many Acts 2:42 - they Hebrews 6:5 - tasted Hebrews 11:27 - endured Revelation 7:16 - the sun

Verse 18

Mark 4:7, Jeremiah 4:3, Matthew 13:22, Luke 8:14

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:7 - General Luke 8:7 - thorns

Verse 19

the cares: Luke 10:41, Luke 12:17-Ecclesiastes :, Luke 12:29, Luke 12:30, Luke 14:18-Proverbs :, Luke 21:34, Philippians 4:6, 2 Timothy 4:10

the deceitfulness: Proverbs 23:5, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 5:10-Nehemiah :, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:17

and the lusts: 1 Peter 4:2, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 John 2:15-Esther :

unfruitful: Isaiah 5:2, Isaiah 5:4, Matthew 3:10, John 15:2, Hebrews 6:7, Hebrews 6:8, 2 Peter 1:8, Jude 1:12

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 4:3 - Break Matthew 6:25 - Take Matthew 13:7 - General Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness Mark 4:7 - General Luke 8:7 - thorns Luke 8:14 - and are Ephesians 2:3 - in the 2 Timothy 3:6 - divers

Verse 20

which: Mark 4:8, Matthew 13:23, Luke 8:15, John 15:4, John 15:5, Romans 7:4, Galatians 5:22, Galatians 5:23, Philippians 1:11, Colossians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 2 Peter 1:8

an hundred: Genesis 26:12

Reciprocal: Luke 8:8 - other Luke 19:18 - thy

Verse 21

Is a: Isaiah 60:1-Leviticus :, Matthew 5:15, Luke 8:16, Luke 11:33, 1 Corinthians 12:7, Ephesians 5:3-Ezra :, Philippians 2:15, Philippians 2:16

bushel: "The word in the original signifieth a less measure, as Matthew 5:15, marg.

Verse 22

Psalms 40:9, Psalms 40:10, Psalms 78:2-Numbers :, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Matthew 10:26, Matthew 10:27, Luke 8:17, Luke 12:2, Luke 12:3, Acts 4:20, Acts 20:27, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 1 John 1:1-Leviticus :

Reciprocal: Luke 8:16 - when Luke 11:33 - when

Verse 23

Mark 4:9, Matthew 11:15, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 2:17, Revelation 2:29

Reciprocal: Proverbs 5:1 - attend Matthew 13:9 - General Mark 4:3 - Hearken Mark 7:16 - General Luke 8:18 - heed

Verse 24

Take: Proverbs 19:27, Luke 8:18, Acts 17:11, Hebrews 2:1, 1 John 4:1, 1 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 2:1-Leviticus :

with: Matthew 7:2, Luke 6:37, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6

hear: Mark 9:7, Isaiah 55:3, John 5:25, John 10:16, John 10:27

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 17:21 - Take Matthew 13:12 - For whosoever Mark 4:9 - General Luke 6:27 - unto Luke 11:36 - the whole John 10:5 - General Romans 10:17 - and hearing

Verse 25

Matthew 13:12, Matthew 25:28, Matthew 25:29, Luke 8:18, Luke 16:9-2 Kings :, Luke 19:24-Ezekiel :, John 15:2

Reciprocal: Luke 11:36 - the whole Luke 19:26 - That unto

Verse 26

So: Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:31, Matthew 13:33, Luke 13:18

as: Mark 4:3, Mark 4:4, Mark 4:14-Proverbs :, Proverbs 11:18, Ecclesiastes 11:4, Ecclesiastes 11:6, Isaiah 28:24-Ezekiel :, Isaiah 32:20, Matthew 13:3, Matthew 13:24, Luke 8:5, Luke 8:11, John 4:36-Zechariah :, John 12:24, 1 Corinthians 3:6-1 Samuel :, James 3:18, 1 Peter 1:23-Lamentations :

Reciprocal: Isaiah 61:11 - as the earth Matthew 13:26 - General John 3:8 - so 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's 1 Corinthians 15:38 - General Colossians 1:6 - bringeth

Verse 27

and grow: Ecclesiastes 8:17, Ecclesiastes 11:5, John 3:7, John 3:8, 1 Corinthians 15:37, 1 Corinthians 15:38, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, 2 Peter 3:18

Reciprocal: John 9:10 - General

Verse 28

the earth: Genesis 1:11, Genesis 1:12, Genesis 2:4, Genesis 2:5, Genesis 2:9, Genesis 4:11, Genesis 4:12, Isaiah 61:11

first: Mark 4:31, Mark 4:32, Psalms 1:3, Psalms 92:13, Psalms 92:14, Proverbs 4:18, Ecclesiastes 3:1, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Hosea 6:3, Philippians 1:6, Philippians 1:9-1 Kings :, Colossians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 3:12, 1 Thessalonians 3:13

blade: Matthew 13:26

Reciprocal: 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - fulfil

Verse 29

brought forth: or, ripe, Job 5:26, 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Timothy 4:8

he putteth: Isaiah 57:1, Isaiah 57:2, Joel 3:13, Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:40-John :, Revelation 14:13-Esther :

Reciprocal: Revelation 14:14 - a sharp

Verse 30

Lamentations 2:13, Matthew 11:16, Luke 13:18, Luke 13:20, Luke 13:21

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:24 - The kingdom Matthew 13:31 - The kingdom Luke 7:31 - Whereunto Luke 10:9 - The kingdom Acts 5:24 - this

Verse 31

like: Matthew 13:31-Micah :, Luke 13:18, Luke 13:19

mustard seed: Mustard, ףיםבני [Strong's G4615], is a well-known plant of the tetradynamia siliquosa class, distinguished by its yellow cruciform flowers, with expanding calyx, and its pods smooth, square, and close to the stem. Its seed was probably the smallest known to the Jews; and though its ordinary height does not exceed four feet, yet a species grows to the height of from three to five cubits, with a tapering, ligneous stalk, and spreading branches.

is less than: Genesis 22:17, Genesis 22:18, Psalms 72:16-:, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 49:7, Isaiah 53:2, Isaiah 53:12, Isaiah 54:1-Leviticus :, Isaiah 60:22, Ezekiel 17:22-Jeremiah :, Daniel 2:34, Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 2:45, Amos 9:11-Ezra :, Micah 4:1, Micah 4:2, Zechariah 2:11, Zechariah 8:20-Isaiah :, Zechariah 12:8, Zechariah 14:6-1 Samuel :, Malachi 1:11, Acts 2:41, Acts 4:4, Acts 5:14, Acts 19:20, Acts 21:20, Revelation 11:15, Revelation 20:1-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Jonah 1:16 - feared Matthew 17:20 - a grain Mark 4:28 - first

Verse 32

and becometh: Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 11:9

shooteth: Psalms 80:9-1 Kings :, Ezekiel 31:3-2 Samuel :, Daniel 4:10-2 Chronicles :, Daniel 4:20-Song of Solomon :

lodge: Psalms 91:1, Song of Solomon 2:3, Isaiah 32:2, Lamentations 4:20

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 31:17 - dwelt Mark 4:28 - first Luke 13:19 - like

Verse 33

with: Matthew 13:34, Matthew 13:35

as: John 16:12, 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 3:2, Hebrews 5:11-2 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:14 - be able Ezekiel 17:2 - General Matthew 13:10 - Why Matthew 13:53 - he Matthew 22:1 - General Mark 12:1 - he began 2 Timothy 2:15 - rightly

Verse 34

when: Mark 4:10, Mark 7:17-Isaiah :, Matthew 13:36-John :, Matthew 15:15-Proverbs :, Luke 8:9, Luke 8:10, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44-1 Corinthians :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:1 - prove him 2 Chronicles 9:2 - all Psalms 78:2 - dark sayings Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb Isaiah 8:16 - among Ezekiel 17:2 - General Matthew 13:10 - Why Matthew 13:34 - General Matthew 13:51 - Have Matthew 22:1 - General Mark 4:2 - by parables Mark 9:28 - asked Mark 10:32 - And he Mark 12:1 - he began Mark 13:3 - privately Acts 20:20 - and have

Verse 35

the same: Matthew 8:23, Luke 8:22

Let: Mark 5:21, Mark 6:45, Mark 8:13, Matthew 8:18, Matthew 14:22, John 6:1, John 6:17, John 6:25

Reciprocal: Mark 5:1 - General

Verse 36

even: Mark 4:1, Mark 3:9

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:23 - General

Verse 37

there arose: Matthew 8:23, Matthew 8:24, Luke 8:22, Luke 8:23

great storm: Job 1:12, Job 1:19, Psalms 107:23-Obadiah :, Jonah 1:4, Acts 27:14-Proverbs :, Acts 27:41, 2 Corinthians 11:25

Reciprocal: Psalms 93:4 - mightier Jonah 1:6 - arise

Verse 38

in the: John 4:6, Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 4:15

and they: 1 Kings 18:27-Joel :, Job 8:5, Job 8:6, Psalms 44:23, Psalms 44:24, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 51:10, Matthew 8:25, Luke 8:24

carest: Psalms 10:1, Psalms 10:2, Psalms 22:1, Psalms 22:2, Psalms 77:7-2 Samuel :, Isaiah 40:27, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 49:14-Nehemiah :, Isaiah 54:6-Ruth :, Isaiah 63:15, Isaiah 64:12, Lamentations 3:8, 1 Peter 5:7

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:24 - there Mark 8:32 - Peter

Verse 39

he arose: Exodus 14:16, Exodus 14:22, Exodus 14:28, Exodus 14:29, Job 38:11, Psalms 29:10, Psalms 93:3, Psalms 93:4, Psalms 104:7-1 Samuel :, Psalms 107:29, Psalms 148:8, Proverbs 8:29, Jeremiah 5:22

rebuked: Mark 9:25, Nahum 1:4, Luke 4:39

the wind: Psalms 89:9, Lamentations 3:31

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:27 - must be awaked Isaiah 17:13 - rebuke Isaiah 50:2 - at my Habakkuk 3:8 - the Lord Matthew 8:3 - I will Matthew 8:9 - Go Matthew 8:25 - and awoke Matthew 8:26 - and rebuked Mark 1:41 - I Mark 6:51 - and the Luke 8:24 - and rebuked

Verse 40

Why: Psalms 46:1-Leviticus :, Isaiah 42:3, Isaiah 43:2, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 14:31, Luke 8:25, John 6:19, John 6:20

no faith: Matthew 6:30, Matthew 16:8

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 27:1 - And David Proverbs 3:25 - Be Isaiah 37:6 - Be not Matthew 16:11 - General

Verse 41

feared: Mark 5:33, 1 Samuel 12:18-Proverbs :, 1 Samuel 12:24, Psalms 89:7, Jonah 1:9, Jonah 1:10, Jonah 1:15, Jonah 1:16, Malachi 2:5, Hebrews 12:28, Revelation 15:4

What: Mark 7:37, Job 38:11, Matthew 8:27, Matthew 14:32, Luke 4:36, Luke 8:25

Reciprocal: Psalms 29:10 - sitteth Psalms 89:9 - General Matthew 8:26 - and rebuked Mark 5:42 - General Mark 6:51 - and they John 11:43 - Lazarus

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/mark-4.html.