King James Version

Mark 4:1-41

1And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. 2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, 3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: 4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. 5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. 7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 9And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. 11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

14¶ The sower soweth the word. 15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. 18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

21¶ And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? 22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

26¶ And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

30¶ And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. 33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. 34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. 35And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Knijga O Kristu

Marko 4:1-41

Prispodoba o sijaču

(Mt 13:1-23; Lk 8:4-15)

1Isus opet počne poučavati na obali jezera. K njemu nagrne toliko ljudi da je ušao u lađicu na jezeru, sjeo u nju i odande propovijedao, a sve je mnoštvo ostalo na obali. 2Zatim stane poučavati ljude brojnim prispodobama. Evo jedne od njih: 3“Slušajte! Neki je ratar sijao sjeme. 4Dok ga je sijao po polju, nešto sjemena padne na stazu. Dođu ptice i pozobaju ga. 5Dio sjemena padne na kamenito tlo gdje je zemlja bila plitka, pa odmah nikne. 6Ali kad je granulo sunce, izgori i osuši se jer nije imalo duboka korijena. 7Dio sjemena padne u trnje pa ono poraste i uguši ga, tako da nije donijelo roda. 8Dio ga, napokon, padne na dobru zemlju i donese trideseterostruk, šezdeseterostruk, a neka čak i stostruk urod.

9Slušajte, kad već imate uši!”

10Kad je Isus poslije ostao sam s Dvanaestoricom i s drugima koji su ga slijedili, upitaju ga o značenju te prispodobe.

11On im odgovori: “Vama je dopušteno razumjeti tajnu o Božjemu kraljevstvu. A ostalima, koji su vani, govorim u prispodobama. 12Kao što piše u Svetome pismu:

‘Gledat će moja djela,

ali neće dokučiti njihova značenja;

slušat će moje riječi,

ali ih neće razumjeti.

Neće se odvratiti od svojih grijeha

niti će im biti oprošteno.’4:12 Izaija 6:9-10.

13Ali ako ne možete razumjeti tu jednostavnu priču, kako ćete uopće razumjeti prispodobe? 14Sijač o kojemu sam govorio svatko je onaj tko u ljudska srca sije Božju riječ. 15Sjeme na tvrdu tlu jesu oni koji čuju Riječ, ali odmah dođe Sotona i odnese tu Riječ u njih posijanu. 16Kamenito tlo su oni koji čuju Riječ i odmah ju radosno prihvate, 17ali nemaju korijena i nestalni su. Čim ih zbog Riječi snađe nevolja ili progonstvo, odmah podlegnu. 18Trnovito tlo srca su ljudi koji čuju Riječ i prihvate ju, 19ali tjeskobne brige ovoga svijeta, varavo bogatstvo i požuda za svime ostalime uguše sjeme i ono ostane bez roda. 20Dobro tlo je srce čovjeka koji čuje Riječ, razumije ju i donosi rod—trideseterostruko, šezdeseterostruko ili čak stostruko veći od posijanoga.”

Prispodoba o svjetiljci

(Lk 8:16-18)

21Zatim ih upita: “Kada upalite svjetiljku, stavljate li ju pod košaru ili pod postelju da prigušite svjetlost? Nipošto! Stavljate ju na svijećnjak.

22Sve ono što je sada skriveno i što je u potaji učinjeno, jednom će izići na vidjelo. 23Slušajte, kad već imate uši!

24I nastojte svakako pozorno slušati! Kad budete tako činili, bolje ćete razumjeti što vam govorim. 25Onima koji žive po Božjoj mudrosti”, reče im, “Bog će dati još više mudrosti. A oni koji ne postupaju prema njegovoj mudrosti, izgubit će ubrzo i ono malo od nje što imaju.”

Sjeme koje samo raste

26Isus nastavi: “Božje je kraljevstvo poput ovoga: ratar baci sjeme na zemlju, 27a zatim ode dalje za svojim poslom. Lijegao je noću i ustajao danju, a sjeme je niknulo i izraslo a da on to nije ni znao. 28Zemlja sama od sebe donese rod: najprije izraste stabljika, zatim klas, pa se popuni zrelim zrnima. 29Čim zrno sazre, dođe ratar i požanje ga srpom.”

Prispodoba o gorušičinom sjemenu

(Mt 13:31-32; Lk 13:18-19)

30Isus upita: “Kako da vam još opišem Božje kraljevstvo? S čime da ga usporedim? 31Ono je poput sitna gorušičina zrna, najmanjega od svakog sjemena koje se sije u zemlju. 32Ali kad se posije, izraste veće od svake biljke u povrtnjaku, s velikim granama u kojih se sjenu mogu skloniti ptice nebeske.”

33Isus je govorio takve prispodobe da pouči narod Riječi onoliko koliko su mogli shvatiti. 34Javno je poučavao samo u prispodobama, a nasamo je svojim učenicima sve tumačio.

Isus smiruje oluju

(Mt 8:18, 23-27; Lk 8:22-25)

35Kad se spustila večer, Isus reče učenicima: “Prijeđimo na drugu stranu jezera.” 36Oni otpustiše narod i povezoše ga u lađici iz koje je propovijedao. Za njima se otisnu i druge lađice. 37Odjednom se podiže silna oluja. Visoki valovi počnu se prelijevati u lađicu tako da se gotovo posve napunila vodom. 38Isus je spavao na krmi s glavom na jastuku. U panici su ga probudili vičući: “Učitelju! Zar ti uopće ne mariš što ćemo izginuti?”

39Isus se probudi, zaprijeti vjetru te reče moru: “Utišaj se! Umukni!” Vjetar prestane i nastane velika tišina. 40On upita učenike: “Što ste se toliko prestrašili? Zar još nemate vjere?”

41Oni su bili silno prestrašeni. Pitali su jedan drugoga: “Pa tko je on da mu se i vjetar i more pokoravaju?”