Matthew 13:3-9 NLT

3 He told many stories such as this one:"A farmer went out to plant some seed.
4 As he scattered it across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.
5 Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The plants sprang up quickly,
6 but they soon wilted beneath the hot sun and died because the roots had no nourishment in the shallow soil.
7 Other seeds fell among thorns that shot up and choked out the tender blades.
8 But some seeds fell on fertile soil and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted.
9 Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!"