Matthew 13:1-9 ESV

The Parable of the Sower

1 That same day Jesus went out of the house 1and sat beside the sea.

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      2 And great crowds gathered about him, 2so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach.

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      3 And 3he told them many things in parables, saying: 4"A sower went out to sow.

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          4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
          5 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,
          6 but 5when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, 6they withered away.

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          7 Other seeds fell among 7thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

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          8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some 8a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

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          9 9He who has ears,a let him hear."

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            • • 13:9 - Some manuscripts add here and in verse 43 to hear