The Parable of the Sower

1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.

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2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:

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3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.

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      4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
      5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
      6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
      7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.
      8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”

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      9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

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      10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.