Mark 4:11

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 4:11

  • Brianna for verse 11
    The deep things of God are not for everyone. Though Jehovah God is good towards all, he reserves special rights for those who love him whole souled. He reveals insight into the future events ahead of us to, those who would appreciate. It is as Jesus said, do not throw your pearls before swine.

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