Mark 4:11

“And he said vnto them, Unto you it is giuen to know the mystery of the kingdome of God: but vnto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:”

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Other Translations

And 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:
- King James Version

And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, To you is given the secret of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are given in the form of stories;
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, To you is given [to know] the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things are done in parables,
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
- Webster's Bible

To you, He replied, "has been entrusted the secret truth concerning the Kingdom of God; but to those others outside your number all this is spoken in figurative language;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, To you it is youun to knowe the priuete of the kyngdom of God. But to hem that ben with outforth, alle thingis be maad in parablis, that thei seynge se,
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said to them, `To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 4:11


4:11 To them that are without - So the Jews termed the heathens: so our Lord terms all obstinate unbelievers: for they shall not enter into his kingdom: they shall abide in outer darkness.


Discussion for Mark 4

  • Mary Leonard
    We can learn so much from this chapter if people would just open up their eyes and ears. As Jesus said, "you have eyes, but cannot see." "you have ears, yet you cannot hear." We need to take His Words and apply them to our daily life and share with others to bring forth fruit to grow for the Kingdom of God.
  • Vanessa
    we live in a world where many thorns and thistles are rising trying to choke out the truth putting it away in a closet or covering it up, we are to be the light not blinded by darkness that think they are doing good by God but still in the grips of the fowler, it's not about the world and embracing sin but delivering the word, a house cant stand divided, you cant have it both ways God Bless
  • Obbie Beal

    18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,19 And 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. (education, more education, laziness, money, more money, careers, cars, cloths, anger, meanness, can easily be thorn(s) in our life if allowed; these will choke the word
  • Stan jett
    Whats the difference in the 'kingdom of God' and the 'kingtom of Heaven'?
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:24 and HE said unto them take heed what you hear with what measure you mete it shall be measured unto you and unto --- YOU THAT HEAR --- shall more be given --4:25-- for he that hath to him shall be given and he that hath not --- from him shall be taken even that --- WHICH HE HATH --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ---ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE ---
  • BSP
    Verse 9~Jesus did not just want people to hear his words, but he wanted people to act on them.

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