Mark 4:5-15

5 Some of it fell on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The seeds soon sprouted, because the soil wasn't deep.
6 Then, when the sun came up, it burned the young plants; and because the roots had not grown deep enough, the plants soon dried up.
7 Some of the seed fell among thorn bushes, which grew up and choked the plants, and they didn't bear grain.
8 But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred."
9 And Jesus concluded, "Listen, then, if you have ears!"
10 When Jesus was alone, some of those who had heard him came to him with the twelve disciples and asked him to explain the parables.
11 "You have been given the secret of the Kingdom of God," Jesus answered. "But the others, who are on the outside, hear all things by means of parables,
12 so that, 1 "They may look and look, yet not see; they may listen and listen, yet not understand. For if they did, they would turn to God, and he would forgive them.' "
13 Then Jesus asked them, "Don't you understand this parable? How, then, will you ever understand any parable?
14 The sower sows God's message.
15 Some people are like the seeds that fall along the path; as soon as they hear the message, Satan comes and takes it away.