After this, Yeshua traveled about from town to town and village to village, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. With him were the Twelve,
and a number of women who had been healed from evil spirits and illnesses -- Miryam (called Magdalit), from whom seven demons had gone out;
Yochanah the wife of Herod's finance minister Kuza; Shoshanah; and many other women who drew on their own wealth to help him.
After a large crowd had gathered from the people who kept coming to him from town after town, Yeshua told this parable:
"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the path and was stepped on, and the birds flying around ate it up.
Some fell on rock; and after it sprouted, it dried up from lack of moisture.
Some fell in the midst of thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it.