20 And those are the ones sown on the good soil, who hear the word and receive it[a] and bear fruit—one thirty and one sixty and one a hundred times as much.”[b]

The Parable of the Lamp

21 And he said to them, “Surely a lamp is not brought so that it may be put under a bushel basket or under a bed, is it?[c] Is it not[d] so that it may be put on a lampstand? 22 For nothing is secret except so that it may be revealed, nor has become hidden except so that it will come to light.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 4:20 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  2. Mark 4:20 The phrase “times as much” is not in the Greek text but is implied
  3. Mark 4:21 The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated in the translation by the phrase “is it
  4. Mark 4:21 The negative construction in Greek anticipates a positive answer here

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