4:16. And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
4:17. And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and then when tribulation and persecution ariseth for the word they are presently scandalized.
4:18. And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word,
4:19. And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless.
4:20. And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear the word, and receive it, and yield fruit, the one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.
4:21. And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
4:22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad.
4:23. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24. And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given to you.
4:25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.
4:26. And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the earth,
4:27. And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not.
4:28. For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear, afterwards the full corn in the ear.
4:29. And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
4:30. And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it?
4:31. It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:
4:32. And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air may dwell under the shadow thereof.
4:33. And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according as they were able to hear.
4:34. And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.
4:35. And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side.
4:36. And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him.
4:37. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled.
4:38. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth, it not concern thee that we perish?
4:39. And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm.
4:40. And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?
And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?
Mark Chapter 5
Christ casts out a legion of devils: he heals the issue of blood, and raises the daughter of Jairus to life.
5:1. And they came over the strait of the sea, into the country of the Gerasens.
5:2. And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the monuments a man with an unclean spirit,
5:3. Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains.
5:4. For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could tame him.
5:5. And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.
5:6. And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.
5:7. And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not.
5:8. For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
5:9. And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many.
5:10. And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of the country.
5:11. And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine, feeding.
5:12. And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
5:13. And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, were stifled in the sea.
5:14. And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out to see what was done:
5:15. And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits, and they were afraid.
5:16. And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine.
5:17. And they began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts.
5:18. And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with the devil, began to beseech him that he might be with him.
5:19. And he admitted him not, but saith him: Go into thy house to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had mercy thee.
5:20. And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered.
5:21. And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over the strait, a great multitude assembled together unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea.
5:22. And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus: and seeing him, falleth down at his feet.