of the Sower
to what the parable of the sower means:
anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the
evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the
seed sown along the path.
one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the
word and at once receives it with joy.
since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or
persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.
one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears
the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke
it, making it unfruitful.
the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears
the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty
or thirty times what was sown.”