Bible: Matt 13:18-23

13:18So listen to the parable of the sower: 13:19 When anyone hears the word about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one 1  comes and snatches what was sown in his heart; 2  this is the seed sown along the path. 13:20 The 3  seed sown on rocky ground 4  is the person who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. 13:21 But he has no root in himself and does not endure; 5  when 6  trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he falls away. 13:22 The 7  seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth 8  choke the word, 9  so it produces nothing. 13:23 But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.” 10 

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