Matthew 13:1-9

The Parable of the Sower

That same day Jesus went out of the house a and sat beside the sea.
And great crowds gathered about him b so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach.
And c he told them many things in parables, saying: d “A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,
but e when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root f they withered away.
Other seeds fell among g thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some h a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
i He who has ears
Some manuscripts add here and in verse 43 to hear
let him hear.”

Luke 8:4-8

The Parable of the Sower

k And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable,
l “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up m it withered away, because it had no moisture.
And some fell among n thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it.
And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded o a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, p “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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