Gospel of Mark
Gospel of Mark Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. (NRSV 4:22)
For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. (KJV 4:22)
Jesus envisions a future characterized by absolute transparency—i.e., no secrets. Watch out, Hollywood.
And he said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. For to those who have, more will be given; and from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. (NRSV 4:24-25)
And 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. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. (KJV 4:24-25)
In this vision of the future, it looks like total equality. Kind of bold, huh?
But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come. (NRSV 4:29)
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. (KJV 4:29)
The future coming of the kingdom of God is likened to a harvest. Weeds, beware!