1. The same day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea ;
10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?
Reason for Answer
12 For whoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance
but whoever hath not,
from him shall be taken away even that which he hath.
13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing t hey hear not, neither do they understand.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
3 And he spoke many things to them in parablessaying,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow
4 And when he sowed, some fell by the way side,
and the fowls came and devoured them:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun had risen,
they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns;
and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But others fell into good ground,
and brought forth fruit,
some an hundredfold some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears
let him hear.
11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Reason: 15 For this people's heart has become dull, and [their] ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [the things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [the things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understands not,
then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.
This is he who received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places,
the same is he that heareth the word,
and immediately with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet he hath not root in himself, but endureth for a while:
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, immediately he is offended.
22 He 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.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground
is he that heareth the word, and understands
who also bears fruit,
and brings forth,
some an hundredfold
some sixty, some thirty