Soon afterwards , He began goingaround from one city and village to another, 1proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
and also 2somewomenwho had beenhealed of evilspirits and sicknesses: 3Mary who was calledMagdalene, from whomsevendemons had gone out,
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, 4Herod's5steward, and Susanna, and manyotherswho were contributing to their support out of their privatemeans.
46When a largecrowd was comingtogether, and those from the variouscities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
5"The sowerwent out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, somefellbeside the road, and it was trampledunderfoot and the birds of the aairate it up.6"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it witheredaway, because it hadnomoisture.