4:3 “Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4:4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
4:14 The sower sows the word.
4:15 These are the ones on the path where the word is sown: Whenever they hear, immediately Satan comes and snatches the word that was sown in them.
4:16 These are the ones sown on rocky ground: As soon as they hear the word, they receive it with joy.
4:17 But they have no root in themselves and do not endure. Then, when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately they fall away.
4:18 Others are the ones sown among thorns: They are those who hear the word,
4:19 but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.
4:20 But these are the ones sown on good soil: They hear the word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirty times as much, one sixty, and one a hundred.”