Matthew 13:17-27

17 I can guarantee this truth: Many prophets and many of God's people longed to see what you see but didn't see it, to hear what you hear but didn't hear it.
18 "Listen to what the story about the farmer means.
19 Someone hears the word about the kingdom but doesn't understand it. The evil one comes at once and snatches away what was planted in him. This is what the seed planted along the road illustrates.
20 The seed planted on rocky ground [is the person who] hears the word and accepts it at once with joy.
21 Since he doesn't have any root, he lasts only a little while. When suffering or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls [from faith].
22 The seed planted among thornbushes [is another person who] hears the word. But the worries of life and the deceitful pleasures of riches choke the word so that it can't produce anything.
23 But the seed planted on good ground [is the person who] hears and understands the word. This type produces crops. They produce one hundred, sixty, or thirty times as much as was planted."
24 Jesus used another illustration. He said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who planted good seed in his field.
25 But while people were asleep, his enemy planted weeds in the wheat field and went away.
26 When the wheat came up and formed kernels, weeds appeared.
27 "The owner's workers came to him and asked, 'Sir, didn't you plant good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from?'