In this chapter, we have, I. The parable of the seed, and the four sorts of ground (Mark 4:1-9), with the exposition of it (Mark 4:10-20), and the application of it, Mark 4:21-25. II. The parable of the seed growing gradually, but insensibly, Mark 4:26-29. III. The parable of the grain of mustard-seed, and a general account of Christ’s parables, Mark 4:30-34. IV. The miracle of Christ’s sudden stilling a storm at sea, Mark 4:35-41.