Matthew 13:18-23

The Parable of the Sower Explained

18 a  Hear then the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the word of b  the kingdom and c  does not understand it, d  the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately e  receives it with joy, 21yet he has no root in himself, but f  endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately g  he falls away.
Or stumbles
22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but i  the cares of j  the world and k  the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and l  understands it. He indeed m  bears fruit and yields, in one case n  a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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