15"These are the ones who are beside the roadwhere the word is sown ; and when they hear, immediately1Satancomes and takesaway the word which has been sown in them.16"In a similarwaythese are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediatelyreceive it with joy ;17and they haveno firm root in themselves, but are only temporary ; then, when afflictionorpersecutionarisesbecause of the word, immediately they afallaway.18"And others are the ones on whom seed was sownamong the thorns ; these are the ones who have heard the word,19but the worries of 2the bworld, and the 3deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for otherthingsenter in and choke the word, and it becomesunfruitful.20"And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the goodsoil ; and they hear the word and accept it and 4bearfruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."21
And He was saying to them, "5A lamp is not brought to be putunder a cbasket, is it, orunder a bed ? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand ?22"6For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed;nor has anything beensecret, but that it would come to light.23"7Ifanyonehasears to hear, let him hear."24
And He was saying to them, "Takecarewhat you listen to. d8By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.25"9For whoeverhas, to him more shall be given ; and whoever does not have, evenwhat he has shall be takenaway from him."