Bible: Luke 8:5-15

8:5 A sower went out to sow 1  his seed. 2  And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled on, and the wild birds 3  devoured it. 8:6 Other seed fell on rock, 4  and when it came up, it withered because it had no moisture. 8:7 Other seed fell among the thorns, 5  and they grew up with it and choked 6  it. 8:8 But 7  other seed fell on good soil and grew, 8  and it produced a hundred times as much grain.” 9  As he said this, 10  he called out, “The one who has ears to hear had better listen! 11 

8:9 Then 12  his disciples asked him what this parable meant. 13  8:10 He 14  said, “You have been given 15  the opportunity to know 16  the secrets 17  of the kingdom of God, 18  but for others they are in parables, so that although they see they may not see, and although they hear they may not understand. 19 

8:11Now the parable means 20  this: The seed is the word of God. 8:12 Those along the path are the ones who have heard; then the devil 21  comes and takes away the word 22  from their hearts, so that they may not believe 23  and be saved. 8:13 Those 24  on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, 25  but 26  in a time of testing 27  fall away. 28  8:14 As for the seed that 29  fell among thorns, these are the ones who hear, but 30  as they go on their way they are choked 31  by the worries and riches and pleasures of life, 32  and their fruit does not mature. 33  8:15 But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing 34  the word, cling to it 35  with an honest and good 36  heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance. 37 

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