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Matthew 13:18-23 (New American Standard)

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The Sower Explained

18 "1Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 "When anyone hears 2the aword of the kingdom and does not understand it, 3the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. 20 "The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the bword, immediately he c4falls away. 22 "And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of 5the dworld and the 6deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some 7a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
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