13:3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
13:4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
13:5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
13:6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
13:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
13:8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
13:20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
13:21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
13:22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
13:23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
8:5A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
8:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8:8And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
8:10And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
8:11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:12Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
8:13They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
8:14And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
8:15But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.