Luke 8:10-20 NAS

10 And He said, "1To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that 2SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.

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11 "Now the parable is this: 3the seed is the word of God.

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12 "Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.
13 "Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; athey believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.

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    • ğ 8:13 - Lit "who believe"
      14 "The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
      15 "But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with bperseverance.

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        • Ġ 8:15 - Or "steadfastness"

          Parable of the Lamp

          16 "Now 4no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.

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          17 "5For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

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          18 "So take care how you listen; 6for whoever * has, to him more shall be given; and whoever * does not have, even what he cthinks he has shall be taken away from him."

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            • ġ 8:18 - Or "seems to have"
              19 7And His mother and brothers came to Him, and they were unable * to get to Him because of the crowd.

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              20 And it was reported to Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You."