"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.
"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 perseverance.
"Now 1no 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.
"2For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
"So take care how you listen; 3for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
4And His mother and brothers came to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd.
And it was reported to Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You."
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these 5who hear the word of God and do it."
6Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side of 7the lake." So they launched out.
But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on 8the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "9Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and 10rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.