The Parable of the Sower
Mat 13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
Mat 13:2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
Mat 13:3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.
Mat 13:4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
Mat 13:5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
Mat 13:6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
Mat 13:7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
Mat 13:8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
Mat 13:9 He who has ears, let him hear.”