Jesus Teaches in Parables

1 That day Jesus went out of 1the house and was sitting 2by the sea.
2 And large crowds gathered to Him, so 3He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.
3 And He spoke many things to them in 4parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 "Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6 "But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 "Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
8 "And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a 5hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
9 "6He who has ears, let him hear."