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Luke 8:4-21

NIV 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: NIV 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: NIV 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. NIV 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. NIV 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. NIV 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” NIV 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. NIV 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. NIV 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “ ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’ NIV 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “ ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’ NIV 11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. NIV 11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. NIV 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. NIV 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. NIV 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. NIV 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. NIV 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. NIV 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. NIV 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. NIV 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. NIV 16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. NIV 16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. NIV 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. NIV 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. NIV 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.” NIV 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.” NIV 19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. NIV 19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. NIV 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” NIV 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” NIV 21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” NIV 21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”